Wheat is an important crop in Nebraska, with farmers producing 60-80 million bushels each year. This grain has sustained family farms in the state for generations, and filled consumer needs across the globe with a consistently high-quality product. It has also helped to define Nebraska as a flourishing agricultural mainstay in the United States and around the world.
That’s why the Nebraska Wheat Board and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association will continue working to ensure that the way of life for wheat producers can continue into the future.
Two new Board Members appointed
The governor appointed Bob Delsing of Hemingford to represent District 1, and Steve Wiese of Wilber to represent District 6 on the Nebraska Wheat Board. More on Delsing and Wiese can be found here.
Nebraska Wheat Board elects new chairman
The Nebraska Wheat Board elected Rick Larson of Potter to serve as the chairman and Brent Robertson of Elsie to serve as vice chairman. More information on Larson, Robertson and the elections can be found here.
Wheat Crop Report
The most recent Nebraska Wheat spring crop update is here. Please note, now that harvest is complete, regular crop reports will resume when planting begins.
4th Annual NWGA Golf Tournament
The 4th annual NWGA golf tournament will be held September 4, 2014 in Ogallala, NE. For more information, click here.
Mark Spurgin of Paxton elected to NWGA Board of Directors
Mark Spurgin, a wheat farmer and cattle rancher from Paxton was recently elected to serve on the NWGA Board of Directors. For more information, click here.
Mobile Baking Lab in Beaver Crossing, NE
Nebraska Wheat and the Mobile Baking Lab traveled to Beaver Crossing, Neb. to bake wheat foods for the residents and volunteers working on tornado cleanup. For more information on the relief effort, head here.
- Visit the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s page about all things wheat.
- Keep up to date with crop production and pest management practices via UNL’s CropWatch newsletter.
- View information on the 2013 Winter Wheat Variety Trials.
- Learn more about the Panhandle Research and Extension Center.
- View the Wheat Disease Profiles I and the Wheat Disease Profiles II.
- Take the Virtual Wheat Varieties Tour.
- Learn more about the Small Grains Breeding being done by Dr. P. Stephen Baenziger at UNL.