Wheat

9:00am

Tue September 9, 2014
Agriculture

Monsanto Set To Settle GMO Wheat Cases

Genetically modified wheat has never been approved for farming, so nearly all of the wheat grown in the U.S. is a conventional variety.
Credit Brian McGuirk / Flickr

Monsanto has agreed to settle some of the lawsuits brought by U.S. farmers who allege they lost money when an Oregon field was discovered to have been contaminated with an experimental genetically modified strain of wheat.

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5:00am

Fri June 13, 2014
Agriculture

Drought Continues To Hammer Great Plains Wheat

Farmer Jim Haarberg of Imperial, Neb., compares the heads of wheat from two different stalks to demonstrate the stunting effects of drought.
Ariana Brocious Harvest Public Media

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.

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9:15am

Wed May 21, 2014
Business

Denver-Based Flour Milling Merger Moves Forward

Ardent Mills will control about a third of the American flour milling market.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

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.

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1:22am

Tue April 15, 2014
The Salt

Where's The Whole Grain In Most Of Our Wheat Bread?

Originally published on Wed April 30, 2014 11:04 am

The most healthful loaves of bread contain chunks of grain still intact, like the seeded loaf on the right. Whole wheat loaves, like the one in the middle, may contain few whole grains and may be made up mostly of refined flour, like the white bread on the left.
Meg Vogel NPR

We've all heard the advice to eat more whole grains, and cut back on refined starches.

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 farro — is linked to lower rates of heart disease, certain cancers and Type 2 diabetes.

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1:57pm

Wed April 2, 2014
Craft Beer

Federal Rule Could Dry Up Beer Brewer-Rancher Relationship

The federal rule would classify breweries as animal food manufacturers because many breweries sell or donate leftover grains to ranchers.
Credit Ben Harris-Roxas / Flickr

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.

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