Archive for August 2010

Research Progress, Partnership Announced Here and Abroad

August 27, 2010

Three major announcements were made this week in the world of wheat research, demonstrating the increasing speed with which innovations and partnerships are occurring that should quicken the release of new and improved varieties for growers.

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Past and Future on Agenda at Foundation, Presidents Meetings

August 27, 2010

Members of the NAWG Foundation Development Committee and past NAWG presidents from four decades met in Tampa, Fla., this week to review the Association’s current operations and look to the future.

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Op-ed: Will cleverly-crafted prose win over GM wheat science?

August 27, 2010

Despite the benefits delivered by GM crops, a few continue to oppose the technology at every opportunity.

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Steiner to Join NAWG Staff as Farm Policy Director

August 24, 2010

Eric J. Steiner will join the National Association of Wheat Growers as director of government affairs for farm policy on Monday, Aug. 30.

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National Farm Leaders Visit NAWG Officer for Recess Update

August 20, 2010

NAWG Second Vice President Erik Younggren hosted on his farm this week House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), who is also his Congressman, and Risk Management Agency (RMA) Administrator Bill Murphy.

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Ag Groups Reiterate Concerns with SPCC Rule, Deadlines

August 20, 2010

NAWG joined a coalition this week in submitting comments related to the timing of regulation on farms under the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule, suggesting a four-year delay in compliance deadlines for agricultural operations.

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NAWG Officer Shares His Story, Life on the Farm in New Blog

August 20, 2010

NAWG Second Vice President Erik Younggren has added a duty to his farm season schedule – blogging.

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Blog Talk with Erik Younggren

August 20, 2010

Listen as NAWG Second Vice President Erik Younggren, a producer from Hallock, Minn., discusses why he started his blog and what he hopes people find on it. The blog is available at www.mywheatfarm.com.

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The Ag Network Wheat Update with Jerry McReynolds, Aug. 16, 2010

August 17, 2010

Listen to NAWG President Jerry McReynold’s conversation with The Ag Network’s John Jenkinson about better communicating about agriculture and the work he does on behalf of wheat growers. Special thanks to John for providing the audio for our use!

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Legislation Introduced to Tackle Sixth Circuit Permitting Problem

August 13, 2010

Agriculture leaders in the Senate and House have introduced legislation that would eliminate the need for additional permitting for pesticide or other crop protection product applications if they are performed within existing label requirements.

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National Media Interest in Wheat Prices, Supply Continues

August 13, 2010

Staff and grower-leaders of NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates continue to field calls from national and international media outlets interested in wheat supplies following last week’s announcement by Russia that it would ban grain exports.

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Global Ag Leaders to Meet on Sustainability at CropWorld 2010

August 13, 2010

The National Association of Wheat Growers has signed up to support CropWorld 2010, a global meeting and trade show for those at the forefront of sustainable crop production, scheduled for Nov. 1 to 3 in London, United Kingdom.

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Wheat Leaders Talk Prices, Supply on The Diane Rehm Show

August 10, 2010

NAWG President Jerry McReynolds spoke to the listeners of The Diane Rehm Show Tuesday morning from his fields in Kansas.

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Senate Ag’s Third Farm Bill Hearing Focuses on Trade Policy

August 6, 2010

The agriculture community heard directly from U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk this week on trade priorities that have stalled despite their importance to the industry’s market share around the world.

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Russia Bans Wheat Exports, Sending Prices Soaring

August 6, 2010

Wheat prices soaring on news of production problems in Russia got an unusual boost this week when the country announced a ban on grain exports until at least December.

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CFTC Advisory Committee Looks at Cotton, Wheat Market Issues

August 6, 2010

The Agricultural Advisory Committee of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) met Thursday in Washington to consider issues related to the cotton, wheat and livestock markets.

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The Ag Network Wheat Update with Mark Gaede, Aug. 2, 2010

August 4, 2010

Listen to Mark Gaede’s conversation with The Ag Network’s John Jenkinson about Chesapeake Bay regulation, EPA’s full plate and more.

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