wheat http://hppr.org en Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains http://hppr.org/post/drought-hammers-winter-wheat-across-plains <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Much of the Midwest and the Plains have been battling drought for years. And the current winter wheat crop looks like it will be one of the worst in recent memory, stressing farmers in the heart of the Wheat Belt – from Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado and Nebraska. Tue, 10 Jun 2014 05:01:27 +0000 Ariana Brocious 32960 at http://hppr.org Drought hammers winter wheat across the Plains Drought and late April frost could decimate western Oklahoma wheat harvest http://hppr.org/post/drought-and-late-april-frost-could-decimate-western-oklahoma-wheat-harvest <p></p><p>Drought and a late April freeze could produce the worst wheat harvest in decades for the western part of Oklahoma history <a href="http://newsok.com/oklahoma-wheat-farmers-brace-for-poor-harvest/article/4744696/?page=2">reported The Oklahoman</a>.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 05 May 2014 05:00:03 +0000 Cindee Talley 31310 at http://hppr.org Drought and late April frost could decimate western Oklahoma wheat harvest Global bumper wheat crop brings lower prices http://hppr.org/post/global-bumper-wheat-crop-brings-lower-prices <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>Talk to any corn farmer and he or she will likely <a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/expected-bumper-crop-has-price-corn-dropping">lament the dropping price of corn</a>. But corn growers are not alone. Farmers who grow wheat are beginning to feel the same pinch. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:01:01 +0000 Luke Runyon 26862 at http://hppr.org Global bumper wheat crop brings lower prices High Yield, Water Efficient Wheat http://hppr.org/post/high-yield-water-efficient-wheat <p></p><p>Drought tolerance in wheat has been increased through breeding over the years, but a group of Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research scientists in Amarillo wanted to determine what plant physiological characteristics were making the biggest difference.</p><p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 06:01:00 +0000 Dale Bolton 25709 at http://hppr.org High Yield, Water Efficient Wheat Drones Used To Diagnose Diseased Wheat Fields http://hppr.org/post/drones-used-diagnose-diseased-wheat-fields <p></p><p>Dr. Charlie Rush is a plant pathologist at Texas A&amp;M AgriLife Research in Amarillo.&nbsp; He’s partnered with Ian Johnson, a Montana State University-Bozeman graduate student, who’s using his work in the university’s Science and Natural History Filmmaking Program to help conduct research using a helicopter drone <strong><a href="http://today.agrilife.org/2013/11/25/agrilife-research-scientist-utilizes-drone-to-detect-wheat-disease-progression/">according to AgriLife</a></strong>.</p><p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 18:53:07 +0000 Cindee Talley 25355 at http://hppr.org Drones Used To Diagnose Diseased Wheat Fields Who wants biotech wheat? http://hppr.org/post/who-wants-biotech-wheat <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many farmers say they would like to grow genetically engineered wheat to help them feed a hungry world, but it’s not what everyone’s hungry for. And now, with the mysterious appearance of Roundup Ready wheat</span><a href="http://www.aphis.usda.gov/newsroom/2013/05/ge_wheat_detection.shtml" style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in a farmer’s field in Oregon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;a few weeks ago, consumer resistance may grow even stronger.</span></p> Fri, 05 Jul 2013 05:01:01 +0000 Grant Gerlock 18181 at http://hppr.org Who wants biotech wheat? Last call for wheat trading in Kansas City http://hppr.org/post/last-call-wheat-trading-kansas-city <p>For 157 years, the price of most wheat grown on the plains has been set by the Kansas City Board of Trade. That will soon come to an end.</p><p>In October 2012, Chicago-based&nbsp;<a href="http://www.cmegroup.com/trading/agricultural/kcbt.html">CME Group&nbsp;</a>acquired the Kansas City Board of Trade. Operations move to Chicago as of July 1 – and the last call on the Kansas City trading floor takes place on Friday. Here's a look back at the long history of the Board of Trade – and the end of an era.</p><p><strong>Deep roots in KC</strong></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Laura Spencer 18018 at http://hppr.org Last call for wheat trading in Kansas City