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For the last decade, CRISPR-Cas9 has enabled plant breeders and scientists to develop improved varieties of common crops in an easier, faster, and more cost-effective way. Refining genetic properties and improving genetic traits such as yield and disease tolerance allows a dwindling number of farmers to feed a growing global population. 
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Putting Carbon Credits to Work for You

If you’re growing crops or pasturing animals in Idaho you’ve likely heard about a new opportunity to sell carbon credits. You may have been approached directly by a carbon credit company or maybe you have a neighbor who has sold or is selling credits already.
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Ukraine and a Global Wheat Supply

Within hours of Russian military forces invading Ukraine on February 24, news outlets were abuzz with data and statistics relating to how much wheat is grown and exported from the Black Sea region and how many agriculture-dependent inputs are exported from Russia and Ukraine. 
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Ukraine Q&A

Explore our Q&A about Ukraine and how it will affect the wheat industry.
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A Look at U.S. Wheat in Food Aid

The United States sends more international food aid to those in need than any other country. U.S. food aid programs are managed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) or the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and include either commodity, cash or food voucher donations.
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Idaho Wheat Commissioner Elected to U.S. Wheat Associates Officer Team

Clark Hamilton, a third-generation farmer from Ririe, was elected secretary-treasurer of U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) during the USW winter board meeting in Washington, D.C. in January.
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Buckwheat - A Threat to Idaho’s Export Markets

Over the last two decades, U.S. wheat exports and global market share have declined due to increased competition from nations such as Russia. Considering about 50% of Idaho’s wheat is exported, preserving and protecting export markets is of great interest here at home.
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Endowed Chair of Grain Marketing and Risk Management Filled by Dr. Xiaoli Etienne

In 2018, the Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC) signed an agreement with the University of Idaho (UI) to fund the Endowed Chair of Grain Marketing and Risk Management.
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Women Play Important Role in Idaho Agriculture

The 2017 Census of Agriculture showed that about a third more women were involved as principal operators on farms and ranches in the United States compared with the 2012 census year. 
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Winter Wheat Variety Survey Launched

The Idaho Wheat Commission conducts planting surveys in November and July to understand which varieties have been planted throughout the state.
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What’s the Deal with Gluten?

It is easy to see, walking down the grocery aisles of your local supermarket, that gluten is the latest target of marketing gimmicks in the food industry.
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Idaho Wheat Commission Welcomes New Commissioner

Wayne Hurst, Burley, has been appointed by Governor Brad Little to serve as a commissioner with the Idaho Wheat Commission (IWC) representing district three.
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