Archive for September 2010

DC Urban Wheat Field Reaches Members, Public, World Wide Web

September 24, 2010

The wheat industry came together this week to show the public and Members of Congress the wheat chain from farm to fork at the second Urban Wheat Field.

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Senate Ag Hearing on EPA Regulation of Industry

September 24, 2010

A Senate Agriculture Committee hearing held Thursday to examine the impact of Environmental Protection Agency regulations on the farm provided a forum for many Senators to express their concerns about the Agency’s actions and to ask some tough questions of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson.

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House Foreign Affairs Schedules Mark-Up of Pending Cuba Bill

September 24, 2010

The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has scheduled a mark-up of pending legislation related to trade with Cuba for next Wednesday at noon.

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Get Your Picture Taken In a Field of Wheat, In the Heart of D.C.

September 23, 2010

Once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities are ready to be harvested on Capitol Hill Thursday and Friday.

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Can’t Make it to DC? See the Urban Wheat Field Here!

September 22, 2010

Members of the public and wheat producers from around the country who can’t make it to D.C. for the 2010 Urban Wheat Field can learn about what’s happening online!

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Urban Wheat Field Sprouts in Nation’s Capital Thursday and Friday

September 21, 2010

Wheat producers from around the country are traveling to Washington, D.C., this week for the second Urban Wheat Field and to reach out to Members of Congress and Congressional staff who may rarely hear from our nation’s wheat farmers.

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D.C. Urban Wheat Field Scheduled for Sept. 23 and 24

September 17, 2010

The wheat industry has been abuzz with activity this week in preparation for the Urban Wheat Field project, scheduled to be on display in Washington, D.C., next Thursday and Friday, Sept. 23 and 24.

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Congress Back in Town, Action on Legislative Priorities

September 17, 2010

Members of Congress returned to Washington this week from their annual summer recess. Here are updates on key priorities NAWG staff is following.

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KCBOT Committee Proposes Change to Variable Storage Rates

September 17, 2010

The Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBOT) said this week it will pursue an amendment to its wheat contract to allow for variable storage rates, or VSRs, similar to those instituted by the Chicago Board of Trade last year.

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Make Plans to Come to D.C. Urban Wheat Field

September 16, 2010

The second Urban Wheat Field will be showing in Washington, D.C., next week as part of an effort by the wheat industry to educate lawmakers and citizens alike about the crop’s life cycle from farm to fork. The event, sponsored by the Wheat Foods Council, will be held at 3rd Street and Maryland Avenue SW […]

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NAWG Foundation Leaders Meet for Strategic Planning Session

September 10, 2010

Members of the National Association of Wheat Growers Foundation (NAWGF) Board of Directors and NAWG staff met in Las Vegas this week for a two-day strategic planning session.

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Ag Groups Urge Repeal of Burdensome IRS Requirement

September 10, 2010

NAWG and more than 25 other agricultural organizations wrote Members of the House and Senate this week urging them to support repeal of new Internal Revenue Service (IRS) reporting requirements that will create an enormous paperwork burden for small businesses.

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Industry’s Wheat Nutrition Education Groups Partner Up

September 10, 2010

The Wheat Foods Council and the Grain Foods Foundation announced this week they have formed a partnership to more efficiently present the face of the wheat industry to consumers.

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Quarter Acre of Live Wheat, Combine Coming to National Mall

September 3, 2010

A live wheat field, approximately one quarter of an acre in size, will sprout from the streets of the nation’s capital Sept. 23 and 24 as part of an effort by the wheat industry to educate lawmakers and citizens alike about the crop’s life cycle from farm to fork. This Urban Wheat Field, to be […]

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NAWG CEO Peterson Travels to California on Outreach Tour

September 3, 2010

NAWG Chief Executive Officer Dana Peterson traveled to the west coast this week to visit with wheat producers and agriculture leaders in California. In addition to tours of local growers’ fields and the California Wheat Commission wheat quality lab, Peterson attended meetings of the California Association of Wheat Growers, a NAWG state affiliate, and the […]

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Sept. 21 Deadline Looming for Fall Wheat Conference Registration

September 3, 2010

The registration and housing window for the Fall Wheat Conference is quickly approaching, meaning growers and state wheat organization staff members should make plans soon if they haven’t already done so. The Conference, which encompasses the annual fall business meetings of NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates, is scheduled for Oct. 22 to 25 at the […]

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