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3/25/2015
Wireworm Webinar

Managing Wireworms Webinar

The Idaho Wheat Commission will be presenting a web-based grower education webinar on Wednesday, March 25 at 8:00 AM (MDT)  Participation is free!  Log onto the website at http://connect.cals.uidaho.edu/wheat 

 

 

5/14/2015-5/16/2015
PNW Legislative Tour
5/16/2015-5/17/2015
Wheat Foods Council Board of Directors Meeting
5/19/2015-5/20/2015
Idaho Wheat Commission Budget Meeting
6/30/2015
LCS Field Day
7/5/2015-7/7/2015
Japanese Trade Team
7/7/2015-7/8/2015
Western Wheat Workers Meeting
7/9/2015
UI and LCS SWW Joint Variety Development Trials
7/15/2015
Aberdeen HWW Extension Trials
7/16/2015
Thresher Field Day
8/7/2015
Philippine Trade Team
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
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Growers’ help needed to improve crop insurance
Sprout damage from heavy rains in southern and eastern Idaho at the end of the 2014 growing season made evident the inadequacy of current crop insurance for wheat growers, which is based on yields and not quality.

USDA’s Risk Management Agency has expressed a willingness to make changes to the quality standard for wheat by addressing the low falling number scale, but the agency wants to address the issue nationwide and needs strong data to support any changes.
Growers can assist the effort by providing multiple years of settlement data, at least the last six years but preferable the last 10 to 12.

RMA does not need and would prefer not to receive growers’ names, addresses and tax ID numbers.

The data must contain: the year; county and state where the crop was grown (not sold/delivered); quality of production; gross price received; net payment (gross less any dockage, but not considering any storage or shipping fees); test weight; and protein.

In addition, the agency needs at least one of the following: DON/VOM; falling number; or other quality spec of interest.
Growers are asked to send info to Blaine Jacobson at blaine@idahowheat.org.