There are currently no commercially approved genetically modified wheat varieties, and incidences of rogue plants are rare. However, unapproved plants were found in 2018 in Alberta, Canada, in 2016 in Washington state, in 2014 in Montana and in 2013 in Oregon. | File photo

GM wheat found in Washington state

CHICAGO (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has confirmed the discovery of unapproved, genetically modified (GM) wheat plants growing in an un-planted agricultural field in Washington state. There was no evidence the wheat had entered the food supply, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service said in a statement on June 7. The […] Read more

Corteva said Enlist E3 soybeans, which can resist three herbicides, will be offered in Brazil, Canada and the United States. Some commercial sales will begin in 2019, but timing will vary by country, according to a statement. | File photo

DowDuPont farm unit plans to launch Enlist E3 soy broadly in 2020

CHICAGO (Reuters) – DowDuPont’s agriculture unit, Corteva Agriscience, is gearing up to broadly sell farmers in North America and Brazil a new type of genetically modified soybean for planting next year in a challenge to rival Bayer AG . Corteva revealed its plans for Enlist E3 soy seeds on Thursday, after top global soy buyer […] Read more

New Year’s cold snap to hit U.S. winter wheat, rivers

CHICAGO, Dec 29 (Reuters) – A New Year’s Day cold snap in the southern U.S. Plains poses a threat to winter wheat, particularly in Kansas, the country’s biggest producer of the grain, agricultural meteorologists said. Farmers in Kansas grow hard red winter (HRW) wheat, the largest U.S. wheat class that typically is milled into flour […] Read more


Warm and dry weather is expected to persist in the northern U.S. Plains spring wheat belt and the Canadian Prairies through next week, potentially stressing developing wheat, and other crops, agricultural meteorologists said. | File photo

Warm dry week may stress spring wheat

CHICAGO, June 2 (Reuters) – Warm and dry weather is expected to persist in the northern U.S. Plains spring wheat belt and the Canadian Prairies through next week, potentially stressing developing wheat, and other crops, agricultural meteorologists said. “It’s dry for the next 10 days, for the most part,” David Streit, a meteorologist with the […] Read more

Drought threatens U.S. wheat

CHICAGO, Ill. – Clear skies for much of April helped farmers in the northern U.S. Plains get a big jump on planting small grains, but some are starting to worry about the lack of rain. “There is talk about it, more and more each day,” said Leland Barth of the North Dakota Wheat Commission. “The […] Read more