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2011-11-29 11:41:37

World grain production fell, exacerbating a global food situation already plagued by rising prices, according to new research published by the Worldwatch Institute for its Vital Signs Online publication. Despite record rice and maize yields around the world, global wheat production dropped substantially enough to bring total grain output to just below 2008 levels. Maize, wheat, and rice provide nearly two-thirds of the global human diet and serve as critical inputs for both animal feed and...

2011-11-17 08:00:00

Experienced agricultural marketing strategist heads Limagrain Cereal Seeds Eastern U.S. sales region BUSHNELL, IL (PRWEB) November 17, 2011 Limagrain Cereal Seeds announced that industry sales and marketing specialist Ken McClintock has been hired as the companyâs Regional Sales Manager, leading the brand strategy for Limagrainâs Eastern United States region in wheat seeds sales. McClintock was most recently employed at Dairyland Seeds as a sales representative for...

2011-11-04 07:00:00

Limagrain Cereal Seeds expands its US staff by hiring research associate Jeremiah Menefee in the Midwest region. Menefee will work from the Genesis Research Station in Battleground, IN. Battle Ground, IN (PRWEB) November 04, 2011 Limagrain Cereal Seeds, a U.S. subsidiary of the biggest plant breeder and seed company in Europe, announced that Jeremiah Menefee has been hired as Research Associate. In July, Menefee was assigned to Limagrainâs regional research station in Indiana,...

2011-11-05 06:00:00

New television ad calls on Canadians to join the fight to support farmers Campaign gains momentum as thousands of Canadians send letters to MPs WINNIPEG, Nov. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - It's a powerful image:  a giant, 12 tonne steamroller rolling over a field of wheat.  It's an equally powerful message:  'This is how the Harper Government harvests wheat'.   This new television spot, released this morning by the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), is sending an...

2011-11-01 08:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In 2011, corn and soybean growers shared a common hurdle -- extreme weather. From flooded fields to extended dry periods and from cold spring temperatures to heat stress, all varieties of extreme weather left their mark on yields and, ultimately, grower profits. The Climate Corporation (formerly WeatherBill) today announced Total Weather Insurance (TWI) Corn 2012(TM) and TWI Soybean 2012(TM) which provide unprecedented profit protection for...

2011-10-31 16:46:30

Products used on lips and face can result in unexpected exposure to gluten The lack of readily available information about cosmetic ingredients may cause patients with celiac disease who use lip, facial or body products to unknowingly expose themselves to gluten -- an ingredient they need to avoid, according to the results of a new study unveiled today at the American College of Gastroenterology's (ACG) 76th Annual Scientific meeting in Washington, DC. The study, "Information About...

2011-10-28 14:59:00

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- WhatisGluten.net has just published their annual list of gluten free candy. Candy companies around the world have caught on to the rise in the number of celiac cases and those with a gluten allergy. Many companies such as Mars Candy have notices about gluten on their website. Keeping track of all the foods that contain gluten can be cumbersome, but the list provided by WhatisGluten.net has made this Halloween season a lot easier. They have listed over...

2011-10-24 23:07:45

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have identified a number of stem rust-resistant wheat varieties and are retesting them to verify their resistance. Stem rust occurs worldwide wherever wheat is grown. Over a large area, losses from stem rust can be severe, ranging from 50 to 70 percent, and individual fields can be destroyed. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) plant pathologist Mike Bonman at the agency's Small Grains and Potato Germplasm Research Unit in Aberdeen,...

2011-10-19 11:00:00

In honor of Octoberâs Celiac Awareness Month, Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, is offering a discounted celiac blood test antibody screen. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) October 19, 2011 In honor of Octoberâs Celiac Awareness Month, Request A Test, Ltd., a privately held business offering direct-to-consumer lab screenings, is offering a discounted celiac blood test antibody screen. The Celiac Disease Antibody Screen...

2011-10-19 09:00:00

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Oct. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- ICE Futures Canada, a subsidiary of IntercontinentalExchange (NYSE: ICE), today announced its intention to introduce new futures contracts for milling wheat, durum wheat and barley if federal legislation providing marketing freedom for farmers is enacted by the Canadian Parliament. The Government of Canada yesterday introduced Bill C-18, which proposes to end the Canadian Wheat Board's monopoly for sales and marketing of Canadian wheat and...


Latest Wheat Reference Libraries

Cash crop
2013-08-05 12:49:51

Cash crop is a term used to reference a profitable crop for farmers. Plants like cotton and tobacco are a few cash crops farmer tend to deal with. These crops do not stay with the farmer for their livestock feed or used in the home, rather, in many cases they are exported; thus creating revenue for the farmer. The price of cash crops is largely based on supply and demand in more developed countries, where the supply is actually coming from lesser developed areas. When a bumper crop, that...

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2013-03-16 00:00:00

Aaron Aaronsohn (1876-May 15, 1919) was a renowned Romanian-born Jewish agronomist, botanist, traveler, entrepreneur, and Zionist politician. He was born in Bacău, Romania, and brought Palestine, then part of the Turkish Ottoman Empire, at the age of six, when his parents were among the founders of Zichron Yaakov, one of the pioneer Jewish agricultural settlements of the First Aliyah. After his study in France, Aaron Aaronsohn botanically mapped Palestine and its surroundings and...

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