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Published June 22, 2015, 09:43 AM

Annual wheat tours set

The U.S. and Canadian wheat crops are in the ground, and two separate tours are planned later this summer to provide a firsthand look at how they’re shaping up.

By: Jonathan Knutson, Agweek

The U.S. and Canadian wheat crops are in the ground, and two separate tours are planned later this summer to provide a firsthand look at how they’re shaping up.

In the U.S., the Wheat Quality Council’s longstanding annual tour begins July 27 in Fargo, N.D., and ends there July 30. Teams of participants will travel across North Dakota and parts of Minnesota and South Dakota to visit wheat fields and estimate yields.

The registration deadline for this year’s tour is July 3. The cost is $200 for Wheat Quality Council members and university and government officials and $395 for others.

More information: www.wheatquality council.org.

In Canada, CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, hosts its Western Canadian crop tour. The tour begins the morning of July 21 in three cities — Winnipeg, Manitoba; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Calgary, Alberta — and ends July 24 in Regina, Saskatchewan. Participants can pick the city they start from.

The annual tour, which CWB began in 2014, puts particular emphasis on wheat, canola and durum.

Participants are expected to cover their own accommodation costs, meal costs during the crop tour and travel costs to and from the crop tour starting and ending points.

More information: www.cwb.ca/croptour.

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