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  • How to track the Kansas wheat crop

    March 30, 2015

    The sun is shining, the wind is blowing and everyone wants to know how the wheat is doing after breaking dormancy. Throughout the growing and harvest season, these USDA resources provide a glimpse...

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  • Before You Give a Mouse a Loaf of Bread on Bake and Take Day!

    March 26, 2015

    Bake and Take Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Saturday in March. Help celebrate this year on March 28, 2015, by preparing gifts of freshly baked wheat foods with family, friends, neighbors...

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  • Farmers talk trade in Colombia

    March 26, 2015

    Ask what is the price of wheat and most farmers will have a pretty good answer. Ask who is buying wheat – and why – and the question is a little harder. That is why the Kansas Wheat Commission works...

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  • Kansas Wheat Commissioners Re-Elected

    March 24, 2015

    The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the results of the elections held for the five grain commodity commissions—corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat in districts One, Two and...

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  • Now Hiring: Governmental Affairs Director

    March 23, 2015

    Governmental Affairs Director The Governmental Affairs Director is responsible for the legislative and grassroots efforts, including state, national and international legislation and regulations...

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  • Testing soils to improve yields

    March 20, 2015

    Even before Florida Georgia Line saluted it in song, Kansas wheat farmers knew the importance of their soil, particularly to their bottom line. But while “you bet your life on it,” too many farmers...

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  • Darn Good Pancakes, Even Better Advocacy

    March 19, 2015

    Kansas Commodity Groups Host 20th Annual Legislative Pancake Feed Members of the Kansas State Legislature ventured out in the early, drizzly day on March 19 to enjoy pancakes and sausage with Kansas...

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  • U.S. Wheat Organizations Join Renewed Call for End to Cuban Embargo

    March 18, 2015

    Kansas Wheat Commissioner Doug Keesling and USW Assistant Director of Policy Ben Conner represented the U.S. wheat industry on a "learning journey" to Cuba on March 1-4. "We went down there on...

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  • Find Your Kansas Farm Food Connection on National Ag Day

    March 16, 2015

    Author Virginia Woolfe quipped, “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” And American families, who spend just 11.4 percent of their disposable income on food...

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  • Bake and Take a Pie for Pi Day

    March 13, 2015

    Geeks, farmers and bakers unite! March 14 is National Pi Day. What better way to celebrate mathematics favorite number during Bake and Take Month then by sharing a home-baked pie with family, friends...

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