Wheat http://www.kunc.org en Drought Continues To Hammer Great Plains Wheat http://www.kunc.org/post/drought-continues-hammer-great-plains-wheat <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.</p><p> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Ariana Brocious & Harvest Public Media 57629 at http://www.kunc.org Drought Continues To Hammer Great Plains Wheat Denver-Based Flour Milling Merger Moves Forward http://www.kunc.org/post/denver-based-flour-milling-merger-moves-forward <p>Federal regulators Tuesday gave the final go-ahead for two of the country’s largest flour milling companies to merge and set up shop with a headquarters in Denver.</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 15:15:28 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 56798 at http://www.kunc.org Denver-Based Flour Milling Merger Moves Forward Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread? http://www.kunc.org/post/wheres-whole-grain-most-our-wheat-bread We've all heard the advice to eat more whole grains, and cut back on refined starches.<p>And there's good reason. Compared with a diet heavy on refined grains, like white flour, a diet rich in whole grains — which includes everything from brown rice to steel-cut oats to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/10/02/227838385/farro-an-ancient-if-complicated-grain-worth-figuring-out">farro</a> — is linked to lower rates of heart disease, certain cancers and Type 2 diabetes.<br /> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 07:22:00 +0000 55440 at http://www.kunc.org Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread? Federal Rule Could Dry Up Beer Brewer-Rancher Relationship http://www.kunc.org/post/federal-rule-could-dry-beer-brewer-rancher-relationship <p>Few people connect craft breweries with cattle feed. But passing along the spent grains from the brewing process, like barley and wheat, to livestock ranchers is a common practice. But that relationship could be in jeopardy.</p><p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 19:57:36 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 55122 at http://www.kunc.org Federal Rule Could Dry Up Beer Brewer-Rancher Relationship Global Bumper Wheat Crop Brings Lower Prices For Colorado Farmers http://www.kunc.org/post/global-bumper-wheat-crop-brings-lower-prices-colorado-farmers <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Talk to any corn farmer and he or she will likely&nbsp;<a href="http://harvestpublicmedia.org/article/expected-bumper-crop-has-price-corn-dropping" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: inherit; font-size: inherit; font-style: inherit; font-variant: inherit; font-weight: inherit; line-height: inherit; color: rgb(0, 98, 160); text-decoration: underline;">lament the dropping price of corn</a>. But corn growers are not alone. Farmers who grow wheat are beginning to feel the same pinch.</p><p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:10:47 +0000 Luke Runyon & Harvest Public Media 53461 at http://www.kunc.org Global Bumper Wheat Crop Brings Lower Prices For Colorado Farmers