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  • Why is Kansas called the Wheat State?

    January 22, 2015

    On January 29th Kansas will celebrate the 154th anniversary of its statehood. When the first settlers roamed the prairies of the territory, they probably never imagined that the land they were in...

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  • Balancing babies and bread: Melanie Eddy makes baking a family affair

    January 19, 2015

    For Melanie Eddy of Syracuse, wheat is more than a crop. She and her wheat farmer husband Kent have turned service to the wheat industry into a family adventure. When she first started demonstrating...

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  • K-State conducting meetings to help answer Farm Bill questions

    January 16, 2015

    Note: The following article is for informational purposes only and should not be considered recommendations or advice for decisions to be made on your individual farm. Kansas farmers and landowners...

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  • Fortified grain foods help protect babies

    January 15, 2015

    The most powerful tool for preventing neural tube defects is actually quite simple – enriched grains fortified with folic acid. As part of Healthy Baby Month and National Birth Defects Prevention...

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  • Remotely capturing wheat’s potential

    January 14, 2015

    It's invisible to the human eye, but measured in microseconds, and helping shape the future of Kansas wheat varieties. Sounds like science fiction, but research funded by the Kansas Wheat Alliance is...

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  • Kansas Commodity Classic to be held on February 6 in Manhattan

    January 12, 2015

    All Kansas farmers are invited to the Kansas Commodity Classic on Friday, February 6, 2015. The Commodity Classic is the annual convention of the Kansas Corn, Wheat and Grain Sorghum Associations,...

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  • Celebrating Women: Heroes in Agriculture

    January 12, 2015

    In an industry traditionally dominated by men, women have a strong and growing presence in U.S. agriculture. In fact, more and more women are choosing to own and manage their own farms. At the 2015...

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  • New year, new diet = New you?

    January 8, 2015

    With the new year comes a potential for a new you, but with every Google search your confusion is mounting on what diets to follow and how to lose those extra pounds. Many websites and books are...

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  • Rediscover Wheat - January 2015

    January 7, 2015

    Rediscover Wheat is the official publication of the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers (KAWG) and the Kansas Wheat Commission (KWC). Japan is Largest Buyer of U.S. Wheat Celebrating Women in...

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  • Make half your servings whole…grain

    January 1, 2015

    Happy New Year! No need to cut out wheat foods after hitting the treadmill to work on this year’s resolution. Both whole wheat and enriched (also called refined) foods play an important nutritional...

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