PRESS RELEASE: The National Wheat Foundation Begins Accepting Applications for 2020-2021 Scholarship Honoring Ag Students

Washington D.C. (October 16, 2019) – The National Wheat Foundation officially began accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is available…

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Blog #5: Overview of Gene Editing and Wheat (Series)

Blog #5: Overview of Gene Editing and Wheat (Series) By NAWG Summer 2019 Intern Merrick Irvin To feed the world’s growing population, agriculture has worked to greatly improve production techniques…

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Blog #4: Decreasing Reliance on Pesticides and Fertilizer Usage Through Gene Editing (Series)

By NAWG Summer 2019 Intern Merrick Irvin Within the United States, many farmers utilize resources around them to ensure a healthy, bountiful crop is produced on their farm. Specifically, they…

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Series Blog #3: Wheat Could Soon Be Gluten Free (Through Gene Editing)

By NAWG Summer 2019 Intern Merrick Irvin According to WebMD, about 1 in 100 people worldwide has celiac disease. “The only treatment is a gluten-free diet. When someone with celiac…

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Blog#2: The Science Behind Gene Editing (Series)

By NAWG Summer 2019 Intern Merrick Irvin Throughout history, genetic modifications have been made on plants and animals through controlled, or selective breeding by humans. This often took a great…

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Blog #1: The History of Wheat and Its Future (Series)

By NAWG Summer 2019 Intern Merrick Irvin Agriculture has made many great strides in production, genetics, and technology since its early beginning. Specifically, wheat has advanced since it was first…

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Blog: 2017 Census of Agriculture: Highlights for Wheat

What is the Census of Agriculture? The Census of Agriculture is a comprehensive count of U.S. farms and ranches and the people who operate them. Taken once every five years,…

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Blog: Wheat Farmers Celebrate Earth Day Every Day!

By NAWG’s 2019 Spring Intern Megan Myers On this day, Monday, April 22, 2019, we officially celebrate the 49th Earth Day! The first Earth Day was held on April 22,…

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