STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Being first isn't always best
I talked on the phone today with a South Dakota farmer. Producers in his area might begin planting spring wheat early next week, provided the weather cooperates, he told me.
He also told me he's hear... Posted on 3/20/15 at 11:14 AM
EVERYDAY GOURMET Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bars
These pumpkin bars are as delicious with whole wheat flour as they are when made with all purpose flour! There are not too many recipes that I can say that for, but this one is really true. Of course,... Posted on 10/31/13 at 9:58 AM
THIS WOMAN WRITES Recipe: Sexy, Brooding, Dark Chocolate Muffins
Let's face it: food is sensual, and lest you think that the kids can't read this column, get a grip on the word "sensual" -- we're talking about appealing to our senses of taste, sight, smell, touch... Posted on 10/8/13 at 2:35 PM
WINNIPEG, Manitoba - The amount of protein in Canadian wheat has fluctuated little in 141 years, according to the most extensive study of its kind, countering claims that radical changes in the grain are making people sick.
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures plunged more than 4 percent on Tuesday as pressure from a strong dollar and technical selling outweighed concerns about crop damage due to heavy rain in the southern Plains.
The 2015 South Dakota State University Extension Wheat Walks begin May 26 near Fort Pierre in the morning and near Wall in the afternoon. They will continue on May 27 near Winner in the morning and at 4 p.m. at Agland Cooperative near Delmont.
Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep trouble, and he is being blamed for not doing enough.
By Rajendra Jadhav and Mayank Bhardwaj
May 15, 2015
El Nino is a warming of sea-surface temperatures in the Pacific that can lead to scorching weather across Asia and East Africa but heavy rains and floods in South America, roiling production of key foods such as rice, wheat and sugar.
HAVANA - French President Francois Hollande urged an end to the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba and envisioned a larger French role in Cuba's engagement with the West during the first visit by a French head of state to Cuba.
AMMAN - The United States has given Jordan 100,000 tonnes of wheat as part of broader aid to help its Middle Eastern ally cushion the impact of Syrian refugees on its economy, U.S. officials said on Sunday.
As the weather begins to warm up, wheat is beginning to grow at a faster pace. Symptoms of some diseases are also beginning to appear or will likely be appearing soon, says a University of Illinois Extension plant pathologist.
Carl Bradley cautions that growers should now be watching for the following diseases:
LONDON - Merchant vessels are taking weeks to deliver vital food supplies to Yemen as Saudi-led coalition warships search for arms bound for Iran-allied Houthi fighters and heavy fighting disrupts shipments in a worsening humanitarian crisis.
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