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Wheat Scoop

The Wheat Scoop is a weekly news feature from the Kansas Wheat Commission, informing wheat farmers, the grain industry and the public about the marketing and utilization of Kansas wheat. Hosted by Marsha Boswell, the features cover a wide range of topics, from breeding new wheat varieties to domestic and international utilization, as well as new uses, nutrition and trends in domestic and international wheat foods and wheat flour consumption.  Each edition is approximately 4-minutes in length.

Send comments, questions or requests for copies of past programs to ksrenews@ksu.edu.

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06-23-17WINNING BREAD BAKER– The 2017 National Festival of Breads, co-sponsored by the Kansas Wheat Commission, just concluded in Manhattan. Marsha Boswell has a recap on the event and its winners.WS 06-23
06-16-17AFRICAN WHEAT BUYERS– Another group of wheat buyers from Nigeria and South Africa will spend time in Kansas this month, observing the wheat harvest and learning how U.S. wheat can best serve their flour-milling needs. Marsha Boswell has more.WS 06-16
06-09-17SUPPORTING FOOD AID In the wake of the Trump administration’s proposal to severely cut funding for USDA food aid programs, a Kansas wheat farmer made the case for sustaining those programs before lawmakers on Capitol Hill recently.  Marsha Boswell has a recap of his comments.WS 06-09
06-02-17WHEAT GENETICS ADVANCES– As evident again this year, there are challenges in successfully growing wheat in the Central Plains.  Marsha Boswell says one particular research center at Kansas State University continues its quest to address those challenges.  WS 06-02
05-26-17WHEAT YIELD CONTEST– It’s not too late for wheat growers to sign up for the 2017 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest, sponsored by Kansas Wheat. Marsha Boswell says there are multiple opportunities for producers to be recognized for their wheat-growing prowess.  WS 05-26
05-19-17FESTIVAL OF BREADS – Hard red wheat, such as that grown in Kansas, is the foundation for bread flour.  And in the spirit of promoting bread-baking in the U.S., Kansas Wheat is once again sponsoring the National Festival of Breads.WS 05-19
05-12-17WHEAT STREAK MOSAIC– It's been a banner year for wheat streak mosaic disease in the Kansas wheat crop, and producers are being called upon to increase their efforts to prevent a repeat next growing season.  WS 05-12
05-05-17WHEAT TOUR WRAP-UP – Because of the unprecedented wheat crop conditions encountered during part of the event, the 2017 Hard Winter Wheat Tour throughout Kansas and parts of neighboring states will go down as one of the most memorable in history.  WS 05-05
04-28-17KANSAS WHEAT TOUR - The Wheat Quality Council is sponsoring the 2017 Hard Red Winter Wheat Tour throughout Kansas and parts of neighboring states, gathering information this week on the yield potential in the Central Plains region.  WS 04-28
04-21-17AG IN THE CLASSROOM - As generation after generation becomes further removed from production agriculture, the importance of incorporating agricultural themes into public education grows. Tat’s the mission of the Kansas Agriculture in the Classroom program.WS-04-21
04-14-17NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF BREADS– Top bread-bakers from around the country have been chosen to compete in the 2017 National Festival of Breads taking place in June.WS 04-14
04-07-17KANSAS YIELD CONTEST - Growing conditions for the Kansas wheat crop have improved and growers can put their production capabilities on the line by participating in the 2017 Kansas Wheat Yield Contest.  WS 04-07