Wheat http://www.kplu.org en WSU to develop heat-resistant wheat http://www.kplu.org/post/wsu-develop-heat-resistant-wheat <p>An idea for helping Washington’s wheat farmers might also help fight poverty around the world. &nbsp;It’s a new variety of wheat that could thrive despite global warming.</p><p><span style="font-size: 15.199999809265137px; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; line-height: 15px;">Washington State University will lead an effort to develop wheat varieties that are better at tolerating high temperatures.</span></p><div style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 15.199999809265137px; line-height: 15px;"><p>The $16 million project is part of the U.S. government's global hunger and food security initiative called Feed the Future.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 17:17:38 +0000 The Associated Press & Keith Seinfeld 8362 at http://www.kplu.org WSU to develop heat-resistant wheat Middle East among factors causing wheat price volatility for Washington farmers http://www.kplu.org/post/middle-east-among-factors-causing-wheat-price-volatility-washington-farmers <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-954554.mp3</p><p>The tumultuous political climate in the Middle East is creating volatility in the price of wheat.&nbsp; Northwest farmers and wheat traders are trying to hedge against the uncertainty.</p><p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 15:58:15 +0000 Anna King & KPLU News Staff 874 at http://www.kplu.org Middle East among factors causing wheat price volatility for Washington farmers