The Facts About Glyphosate, Part 5: Glyphosate Use in Wheat – A Recap

This blog is the fifth in a five-part series titled “The Facts About Glyphosate,” sharing the facts about glyphosate and its use in the wheat industry. Thank you for following…

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The Facts About Glyphosate, Part 4: Why does USDA collect farm data?

This blog is the fourth in a five-part series titled “The Facts About Glyphosate,” sharing the facts about glyphosate and its use in the wheat industry. # The United States…

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The Facts About Glyphosate, Part 3: How does USDA collect farm data?

This blog is the third in a five-part series, titled “The Truth About Glyphosate,” sharing the facts about glyphosate and its use in wheat production. The US has the safest,…

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The Facts About Glyphosate, Part 2: Growing a Quality Wheat Crop with Glyphosate

This blog is the second in a five part series, titled “The Facts About Glyphosate”, sharing the facts about glyphosate and it’s use in the wheat industry. # The U.S….

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The Facts About Glyphosate, Part 1: How Do Wheat Growers Use Glyphosate?

The Facts About Glyphosate, Part 1: How Do Wheat Growers Use Glyphosate? This blog is the first in a five-part series, titled “The Facts About Glyphosate”, sharing the facts about…

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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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