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.
Wheat Crop Report
Farmers across the state are seeing varying levels of winter kill damange in fields. The most recent Nebraska Wheat spring crop update is here.
New District 4 Director
Governor Pete Ricketts recently appointed Kent Lorens of Stratton to fill the Distrit 4 director seat. More information on this appointment can be found here.
2015 Bake and Take
March is Bake & Take month. Those wishing to participate may contact the office for recipe cards and stickers. This year’s recipe cards can also be accessed here: 2015 Bake & Take cards
NWGA announces annual meeting
The NWGA annual meeting will be held December 8 in North Platte, 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.