White or Wheat Bread: Is One Healthier for You?

Third Blog in CJ Wackerlin Series Spending a day out shopping with friends, while always fun, can also be stressful. My particular struggle has always been pants, and I vividly remember…

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Guest Blog: Visiting MSU PhD Candidate Meets the World of Wheat

Hi everyone! My name is Amanda Koenig; I’m a PhD student in the Genetics Program at Michigan State University. I study systemic stress and development signaling in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. As a USDA-NIFA National Needs fellow, I have the incredible opportunity to intern in Washington, D.C. this summer, where I will learn about the various agriculture agencies and organizations working toward goals of food sustainability. The National Association of Wheat Growers was generous enough to host me for a week, and I am thrilled to be here!

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Summer 2017 Texas A&M Intern: Learning About the Six Class of Wheat

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I grew up with primarily cattle, corn, and soybeans. Wheat is a new to me. So, I decided to research how farmers grow it in various parts of the country, as well as important politics surrounding the future of wheat as a US commodity. It wasn’t surprising to read that wheat is the principal cereal grain for export and domestic consumption or that it is the third leading field crop in the US (behind corn and soybeans). It was however fascinating to learn that there are six classes of wheat cultivated around the world with the US being the rare country that can grow and export all six.

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Texas A&M Intern Joins NAWG for the Summer!

HOWDY! My name is Carolann (CJ) Wackerlin, and I am excited to be the very first intern for the National Association of Wheat Growers through the Texas A&M Agriculture and…

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Harvard Study Finds Eating Gluten May Lower Risk of Coronary Heart Disease

There are however many benefits to consuming foods containing gluten. In fact, a recent study published in BMJ found that “long term dietary intake of gluten was not associated with risk of coronary heart disease; the avoidance of gluten may result in reduced consumption of beneficial whole grains, which may affect cardiovascular risk.”

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Meet Your 2016 Winners: Jim Greif

I farm near Monticello, Iowa, where I raise corn and soybeans in a rotation on 700 acres. I am a fifth generation family farmer. With my wife Sharon, we own…

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Meet Your 2016 Winners: Rick Horton

Wichita County, Kansas Yield- 127.94 bushels per acre— 373.85% above the Wichita County average Variety- Joe KWA First and foremost we have to thank the good Lord above for blessing…

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Meet Your 2016 Winners: Phillip Gross (Bio-Buster Award)

192.8 bushels per acre Grant County, Washington Keldin WestBred We decided to enter the National Wheat Yield Contest for the simple reason of increasing our wheat yield.

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