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
Moisture finally fell in parts of the state, helping the wheat crop. However, producers say more rain is needed. The most recent Nebraska Wheat spring crop update is here.
Two NWB director openings
Openings are now available for the District 5 and District 7 (At-Large) directorships with NWB. More information on how to apply can be found here.
NWB sponsors trip to Portland for six college students
NWB recently sponsored a trip for its six college students to visit the Wheat Marketing Center in Portland and learn about wheat exporting and marketing. More information on the participants and the trip can be found here.
Nebraska Farmers Promote Wheat Overseas
Two NWB directors recently participated in trade missions to Asia and Latin America with US Wheat Associates. More information on their travels can be found here.
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.