Archive for November 2010

Estate Tax Reform Essential to Wheat Growers’ Family Farms

November 30, 2010

NAWG Chief Executive Officer Dana Peterson joined leaders of other major agricultural organizations Tuesday in calling for Congress to quickly pass meaningful estate tax reform that addresses the needs of farm families.

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Thanksgiving Time for Feasting, Reflection on Abundance

November 24, 2010

American agriculture pulled together this week to thank farmers as the country preps for its national day of eating and expressing gratitude.

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Estate Tax Press Conference Scheduled for Tuesday

November 24, 2010

Ten major agricultural organizations will gear up for the continuation of the lame duck session with a press conference next Tuesday to stress the importance of meaningful estate tax reform.

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FtM Focuses on Making “Sustainable” Real on the Farm

November 24, 2010

NAWG Second Vice President Erik Younggren represented wheat producers at last week’s Field to Market plenary meeting in North Carolina, which focused on the goal of quantifying farmers’ efforts to use less to produce more.

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WILOT Update from Wayne Hurst

November 24, 2010

NAWG Second Vice President Wayne Hurst, a producer from Burley, Idaho, tells listeners about his experience at the WILOT 2010 training program.

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Congress Back in D.C. to Organize, Examine Options

November 19, 2010

Members of Congress arrived back in D.C. this week after a long election-period recess to begin establishing leadership for the coming years and assess what can be done before the 111th Congress adjourns.

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Virginia Tech and Monsanto Announce Breeding Collaboration

November 19, 2010

Virginia Tech and Monsanto announced this week a collaboration they say will help both parties improve their wheat breeding programs and varieties.

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Commodity Classic Opens Housing, Registration

November 19, 2010

Growers and others can now go online to www.commodityclassic.com to register for Commodity Classic and secure hotel rooms available through the Classic housing bureau.

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Cuts to Farm Programs Included in Debt Commission Draft

November 12, 2010

The co-chairmen of a debt commission tasked with addressing the United States’ massive and growing budget deficit released a draft proposal this week that would cut $3 billion per year from farm program spending as part of an effort to achieve nearly $4 trillion in deficit reduction through 2020.

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Ag Groups Urge Action to Create a Workable Estate Tax Policy

November 12, 2010

NAWG joined a coalition of 30 agricultural organizations in writing Members of Congress this week to urge action to create a workable, permanent estate tax policy.

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Funding Available for Wheat, Rice Breeding Doctoral Students

November 12, 2010

Applications for the third round of funding from Monsanto’s Beachell-Borlaug International Scholars Program are being accepted now through Feb. 1, 2011.

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Midterm Elections Mean New Leadership at Ag Committees

November 5, 2010

The House and Senate Agriculture Committees will have new leadership in January following midterm elections Tuesday that promise to dramatically change the power dynamic in Washington.

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KCBOT Approves Changes to Storage Rates, Protein Levels

November 5, 2010

The Kansas City Board of Trade (KCBOT) Board of Directors approved on Thursday a series of measures meant to address the lack of convergence between wheat futures prices and cash prices received by farmers.

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NAWG and U.S. Wheat Leaders Headed to NAFB’s Trade Talk

November 5, 2010

Grower-leaders from NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates will head to Kansas City, Mo., next week for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s convention and its hallmark interview fair, Trade Talk.

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