Category Archives: Markets

Congressional Assistants Visit K-State to Discuss Wheat Research

Wheat research took center stage during the first day of the Annual Kansas State University Congressional Agricultural Assistants tour held this week in Manhattan. The tour provides an opportunity for K-State to highlight major research projects, particularly those funded with … Continue reading

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Argentinean Farmers Visit Kansas

On a normal year, Argentina and the United States would be competitors in the world wheat market. Argentina has consistently been a large wheat export country and supplier to Brazil. However, after action from the Argentinean government has driven the … Continue reading

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2013 Wheat Tour, Day Three

Aaron Harries, Kansas Wheat’s Director of Marketing, reports from the Kansas City Board of Trade in Kansas City, Missouri: The results are in, and the 2013 Winter Wheat Tour participants have pegged the Kansas wheat crop at 313.8 million bushels, … Continue reading

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From the Field: Freeze Wreaks Havoc on Kansas Wheat Crop

The photos shared here would be beautiful, if they weren’t a symbol of the impact Mother Nature has on the 2013 wheat crop.  When temperatures plummeted from weekend highs near 70 degrees throughout Kansas, to the teens on April 9, … Continue reading

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Kansas Wheat Conditions in Early Spring…

Across the state, the 2013 wheat crop is perking up and showing slight signs of improvement from the poor stands of past fall. In its April 1 Crop Progress Report, Kansas Agricultural Statistics rated the wheat crop at 2% excellent … Continue reading

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ConAgra Mills, Horizon Milling to Combine Flour Mill Operations

There’s big news coming out of Omaha and Minneapolis today: ConAgra Mills and Horizon Milling (CHS and Cargill’s flour milling group) have joined flour mill operations. The combined operations, called Ardent Mills, will: “…take advantage of the combines assets, capabilities … Continue reading

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End of an Era: The Kansas City Board of Trade

In an announcement earlier this week, the CME Group announced its intention to “…transition open outcry trading of Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBT) hard red winter (HRW) wheat futures and options to its Chicago trading floor beginning Monday, July … Continue reading

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