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The Dakota Gold Newsletter is published four times a year by the North Dakota Wheat Commission. The current newsletter and previous issues are posted below for download in a PDF version.


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Archive for Sep 2019

NDWC sets budget, elects officers

At its July reorganization meeting, the NDWC board approved its 2019-20 budget, elected officers and determined other portfolio assignments for board members.  The Commission board approved a budget ...

2018-19 HRS Exports Higher, Early 2019-20 Demand Shows Strong Potential

Record hard red spring wheat (HRS) exports to the Philippines, strength in other Asian markets, and growing demand in Central American helped lead to stronger HRS exports for the 2018-19 marketing year, ...

WMR-Slow harvest for U.S. hard RED SPRING wheat

The 2019 harvest for U.S. HRS wheat has been quite challenging, with a cool August followed by an extremely wet September.  As of mid-September, nearly 30 percent of the U.S. crop was yet to be harvested, ...

WMR-Adverse Weather Impacts Durum

The 2019 U.S. durum situation has become more price volatile as significant rains in September impact both U.S. and Canadian quality.  While overall supplies remain relatively large, due to carryover ...

Commission Thanks Freitag for Years of Service

Bruce Freitag, Scranton, retired from the North Dakota Wheat Commission (NDWC) board on June 30, 2019 after serving 12 years representing wheat producers across the state.  Freitag was first appointed ...

Mark Birdsall Appointed to North Dakota Wheat Commission

Mark Birdsall, Berthold, ND, was appointed by North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum to represent North Dakota’s wheat producers as the Commissioner-at-Large on the board of the NDWC.  The Commission ...

Representatives of Mexican Milling Industry Visit North Dakota

Mexico has long been a top 10 market for U.S. hard red spring (HRS) wheat exports, with average annual purchases of about 10 million bushels.  Mexico is also frequently the top buyer of hard red ...

2019 Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum, November 11-12 - Grand Hotel, Minot, ND

U.S. Durum Growers Association and the ND Wheat Commission will host the 2019 Crop Outlook and International Durum Forum at the Grand Hotel in Minot, ND, November 11-12. The event will kick off on November ...

Top North Dakota Wheat Varieties in 2019

SY Ingmar and Joppa remained the top hard red spring (HRS) and durum varieties, respectively, planted by North Dakota producers in 2019.  SY Ingmar held a nearly 21 percent share of the acres, similar ...

From Field to Fork: Celebrating Pasta Month

October is National Pasta Month and the North Dakota Wheat Commission will once again celebrate it and Pasta Lover’s Week during the week of October 20th.  This year’s theme – From ...

Wheat Industry Welcomes U.S.-Japan Trade Deal (adapted from U.S. Wheat Associates press release)

In late August, President Trump announced a trade agreement in principle between the United States and Japan that will keep exports of U.S. wheat flowing to a very large and crucial market for U.S. farmers. “We ...


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