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.
Nebraskan joins US Wheat Associates’ staff
Native Nebraskan Stephanie Bryant-Erdman recently joined the staff of US Wheat Associates as the Planning and Programs Assistant. More on this story can be found here.
Nigerian trade team to visit Nebraska
An eight-member trade team from Nigeria will visit with farmers, tour a grain elevator and visit with University of Nebraska researchers in southwest Nebraska June 24-26, 2014. For more information on the team’s visit, click here.
Chris Cullan receives Service Award
Nebraska Wheat Board member Chris Cullan received an award for 10 years of service with the Wheat Marketing Center (WMC) in Portland, Ore. Dave Shelton, WMC executive director, presented Cullan with the award at the May NWB meeting. For more information, head here.
Wheat Crop Report
The most recent Nebraska Wheat spring crop update is 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.
NWB hosts US Wheat Summer Meeting
The Nebraska Wheat Board along with the Nebraska Wheat Growers’ Association will be hosting the US Wheat Summer Meeting in Omaha, NE on June 6-12, 2014. For more information on registering for the event, head here. For more information on things to do in Omaha, 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.