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From the Field: Farm Chat with Idaho Wheat covers a variety of topics that relate directly to production and profitability on the farm.  From the Field is always free and is intended to be a casual conversation between growers and experts on topics that will impact your operation and your bottom line. Join us live or catch up on a recorded video on YouTube or podcast on Spotify, and as always, if you have a suggested topic you’d like us to cover, send that our way to Britany at
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From the Field: To the Markets

About half of Idaho's wheat and the wheat grown in the United States is exported. How are our trade relationships with countries around the world and what do you need to know on your farm to make sure the wheat gets to the buyer, miller, and the baker? We sat down with Dalton Henry and Peter Laudeman, U.S. Wheat Trade Policy experts, for a Q & A about getting wheat from Idaho's fields to family dinner tables around the world.

From the Field: Maybe It's Not the Gluten -- FODMAPS and Wheat Digestibility

Join us for conversations we host with Idaho wheat growers and some experts on a wide range of topics that relate directly to production and profitability on the farm.

November 29, 2022

Improving Nitrogen Management in Dryland Wheat

Nitrogen management in semi-arid dryland winter wheat production systems in Southeast Idaho is particularly complicated due to year-to-year variability in precipitation. High precipitation in the spring and preceding fall increase wheat production but insufficient nitrogen, coupled with partial loss of nitrogen from abundant precipitation, can cause low protein levels in wheat, resulting in considerable loss in value at market. In low precipitation years, excess nitrogen fertilization represents an unnecessary expense in a year when yields are down. Join us to talk with the team of USU researchers whose work on this topic is funded by Idaho wheat grower dollars.

October 12, 2022

From the Field: Wheat Nutrition and the Gut Microbiome

Curious about wheat's role in gut health? Not sure how to distinguish between science and "science" when it comes to wheat foods? Listen in on this recording when we talked with Dr. Corrie Whisner, a nutrition scientist at Arizona State University, about the myths and facts of wheat nutrition and the effects of wheat foods on the gut.

September 15, 2022

Why the variety you choose to plant matters in end-use, production, and the markets

August 11, 2022

Grain Storage Safety

As harvest gets into full swing, we want to share some important information with you about grain storage safety. Grain bin accidents are a leading cause of death and injury in the agricultural community each year. We want to keep Idaho farmers, their families, and employees safe. Please take a few minutes to listen to Carol Jones chat about grain bin safety on this month's episode of From the Field.

July 19, 2022

The Role of Wheat Markets in Global Food Aid Programs

Do you know how much wheat is distributed through the USDA and USAID food aid programs? How the wheat is sourced? How food aid donations impact wheat markets? We sat down with U.S. Wheat Associates Director of Trade Policy, Shelbi Knisley, to answer common questions and chat about food aid programs.

May 27, 2022

From the Field: Idaho's Water Outlook with Paul Arrington

We sat down with Paul Arrington, Executive Director of the Idaho Water Users Association to talk about drought, curtailments, reservoir levels, and all things water during this farm chat with Idaho Wheat episode.

April 12, 2022

Glyphosate Alternatives for Pre-Plant Burndown

From price increases up to 300% to cancer claims and lawsuits, using glyphosate is being met with increasing challenges. Dr. Albert Adjesiwor, University of Idaho extension weed scientist gives some viable alternatives for pre-plant burndown and weed control in wheat during this episode of From the Field.

March 15, 2022

Five Things to Know About Succession Planning

97% of Idaho's farms are family owned and operated. Do you have a plan to keep your operation in the family for generations to come? We chatted with Peter Christofferson, an Idaho attorney whose expertise in estate planning and real estate law, about what Idaho farmers need to know* to get a succession plan in place.

March 3, 2022

A Healthier Idaho Agriculture

The people behind Idaho agriculture have a lot to be proud of, but they also face a lot of challenges. This episode of From the Field features Lesley Kelly, farmer and mental health advocate, for a chat across industries about how keeping Idaho's farmers and ranchers healthy keeps Idaho agriculture going strong.

January 20, 2022

Is Soil Health Just a Buzzword?

Shawn Nield, State Soil Scientist for USDA-NRCS answered all of the questions about soil health, how that term is defined, how to improve the health of your soil and how to work with what you’ve got. He was joined by Marlon Winger, Regional Soil Scientist, USDA – NRCS. We had a great conversation with wheat producers about first-hand efforts to improve soil health on the farm.

January 5, 2022

What Can NRCS Do for Your Farming Operation?

Do you know the range of programs available for Idaho farms through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (USDA-NRCS)? In our latest From the Field: Farm Chat with Idaho Wheat we were joined for a conversation with Amie Miller, Acting State Conservationist and Lori Kassib, NRCS Idaho ASTC for Programs. We dipped in to the programs through NRCS that can offer major benefits for you on the farm.

December 1, 2021

Getting Real Results with Grasshoppers

Dry, hot summers create the perfect environment for grasshopper infestations, and that’s no fairytale. Join us for the conversation with Dr. Arash Rashed, University of Idaho entomologist, while we chat about the moral of Aesop’s famous tale — plan for tomorrow today — and reduce grasshoppers in your wheat fields next summer.

November 1, 2021

Perfecting Final Irrigation in Wheat

Catch up on our chat with Dr. Howard Neibling, Water Management Engineer and Extension Specialist at UI about final irrigation in small grains.

October 1, 2021

Nitrogen Management: Improving Efficiency in the Field

Nitrogen management and precision is critical in wheat production and we talk about how to dial in those nitrogen levels for efficiency.

September 1, 2021

Registered, Certified, and Title V: Understanding the PVPA

There are always a lot of questions about seed law and the PVPA. We answered them.

August 1, 2021

Not Today, Cheatgrass!

Cheatgrass can ruin your whole field. Find out how to stop it.

July 1, 2021

Buckwheat, Glyphosate, and Rye? Oh, My!

What you can do on the farm to keep Idaho wheat a reliable and highly sought-after commodity in the global market.

June 1, 2021

It’s Action Season for Wheat Marketing

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May 1, 2021

Controlling Prickly Lettuce

China lettuce, milk thistle, or compass plant. In Idaho, it’s just a weed and these are the best management practices to control it.

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