Archive for October 2009

WILOT Training Program Starts Sunday in St. Louis

October 30, 2009

The 2009 Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (WILOT) training program will begin Sunday in St. Louis.

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Groups Outline Challenges with Senate Food Safety Bill

October 30, 2009

NAWG and 25 other agricultural producer and processor groups wrote Senators this week to provide detailed comments on pending food safety legislation.

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Subcommittee Gets Advanced Biofuels Progress Report

October 30, 2009

The House Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Conservation, Credit, Energy and Research held a hearing Thursday to review progress toward commercialization of advanced biofuels like cellulosic ethanol.

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Three Days of Climate Hearings Reveal Little New

October 30, 2009

The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held three days of hearings with 54 witnesses this week on climate change legislation.

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Week of Wheat Meetings Wrap Up in Snowbird, Utah

October 23, 2009

Grower-leaders from NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates met in Snowbird, Utah, this week for a round of fall meetings that concluded Friday.

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Wheat Foods Online Tool Teaches How Wheat Works

October 23, 2009

The Wheat Foods Council announced this week the launch of How Wheat Works, an interactive, online multimedia program that aims to educate users about the wheat growing process and wheat products’ nutritional value.

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Commodity Groups Comment on LRP Program Guidelines

October 23, 2009

NAWG, U.S. Wheat Associates and other representatives of commodities frequently given as food aid wrote the Foreign Agricultural Service this week to comment on areas of concern regarding implementation of a local and regional purchase (LRP) pilot program.

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Joint Trade Committee Report from Fall 2009 Meeting

October 22, 2009

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint International Trade Policy Committee Chairman Dale Schuler discuss his committee’s actions at the NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates fall meetings in Snowbird, Utah.

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Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Report from 2009 Fall Meeting in Snowbird

October 22, 2009

Listen to NAWG Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Chairman Jeff Newtson discuss his committee’s happenings at their fall 2009 meeting, held Oct. 21, 2009, in Snowbird, Utah.

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Operations and Planning Committee Report from 2009 Fall Meeting in Snowbird

October 22, 2009

Listen to NAWG Operations and Planning Committee Chairman David Cleavinger discuss his committee’s happenings at their fall 2009 meeting, held Oct. 21, 2009, in Snowbird, Utah.

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Joint Biotech Committee Report from Fall 2009 Meeting At Snowbird

October 22, 2009

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint Biotechnology Committee Chairman Mark Darrington discuss his committee’s actions at the NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates fall meeting, held Oct. 21, 2009, in Snowbird, Utah.

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Research and Technology Committee Report from 2009 Fall Meeting in Snowbird

October 22, 2009

Listen to NAWG Research and Technology Committee Chairman Byron Richard discuss his committee’s happenings at their fall 2009 meeting, held Oct. 21, 2009, in Snowbird, Utah.

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Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Report from 2009 Fall Meeting in Snowbird

October 22, 2009

Listen to NAWG Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Chairman Paul Penner discuss his committee’s happenings at their fall 2009 meeting, held Oct. 21, 2009, in Snowbird, Utah.

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Sideline with NAWG’s Erik Younggren

October 22, 2009

A short discussion with NAWG Secretary-Treasurer Erik Younggren about the Research and Technology Committee meeting at Snowbird.

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Word on Wheat: Wheat Summit Sessions Focus on the ‘How’

October 16, 2009

It was a privilege for me to take part in the third Wheat Summit session this week in Kansas City.

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World Food Day A Reminder of One Billion Hungry People

October 16, 2009

The United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates there are 1.02 billion malnourished people in the world, meaning that almost one sixth of all humanity is suffering from hunger.

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Third Wheat Summit Focuses on Wheat Research, Biotech

October 16, 2009

Research and biotechnology’s introduction into the wheat crop dominated discussions at the third session of the Wheat Summit, held this week in Kansas City.

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Wednesday Press Call to Follow Wheat Summit Meeting

October 9, 2009

The third Wheat Summit meeting in as many years will take place next week in Kansas City, Mo., gathering leaders from throughout the wheat chain to discuss ongoing competitiveness issues facing the crop and movement in the area of wheat research.

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USDA Officially Launches New Agricultural Research Institute

October 9, 2009

USDA officially launched the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) this week with speeches from Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology John Holdren at the National Press Club.

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Ag Appropriations Approved by Congress, Goes to President

October 9, 2009

Both the House and Senate approved the agriculture appropriations conference report this week, making it the second funding bill to go to President Barack Obama for his signature.

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USDA Launches Revitalized Research Agency

October 8, 2009

A statement from NAWG Chief Executive Officer Daren Coppock and National Wheat Improvement Committee Chairman Dr. Jim Peterson on the debut of USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), launched Thursday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Word on Wheat: Speaking Out on the Need for Research

October 2, 2009

We will need many individuals to step forward and contribute their skills, knowledge, leadership and passion for making a difference through agricultural research and production. We need more and better spokespeople for our work and our industry.

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Wheatworld.org Gets a Makeover, Debuted Thursday

October 2, 2009

Visitors to www.wheatworld.org, NAWG’s online home, will notice a new and refreshed look, debuted Thursday.

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Conference Agreement Reached on Ag Appropriations

October 2, 2009

House and Senate conferees met Wednesday to finalize an agreement on the agricultural appropriations bill. The conference report will now go to the floors of both the House and Senate for final approval, with House action expected early next week.

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Coppock Steps Down as NAWG Chief Executive Officer

October 2, 2009

NAWG Chief Executive Officer Daren Coppock announced his resignation Friday. He will become president and chief executive officer of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) as of Jan. 1, 2010.

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Coppock to Step Down as NAWG CEO

October 2, 2009

National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer Daren Coppock announced his resignation Friday. He will become president and chief executive officer of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) as of Jan. 1, 2010.

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NAWG Launches New and Improved Wheatworld.org

October 1, 2009

Visitors to www.wheatworld.org, the online home of the National Association of Wheat Growers, will notice a new and refreshed look, debuted Thursday.

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