Archive for October 2011

Research and Technology Committee Report from the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference

October 31, 2011

Listen to NAWG Research and Technology Committee Chairman Hayden Eicher discuss the panel’s meeting at the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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In Letter to Ag Leaders, NAWG Outlines Farm Policy Priorities

October 27, 2011

NAWG President Wayne Hurst wrote leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees on Tuesday to outline wheat growers’ farm policy priorities as final proposals come together for super committee consideration.

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No Fix For Pesticide Permitting Debacle as Deadline Nears

October 27, 2011

New pesticide permitting requirements are set to go into effect next week despite a lack of clarity around who really needs to obtain the permits – or if agencies charged with issuing them are ready to do so in a timely manner.

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Pasta Month Celebrations Teach About Durum, Pasta Production

October 27, 2011

As fall sets in, wheat growers and wheat lovers around the world are celebrating one of the most popular wheat-based foods: pasta.

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NAWG Letter to Agriculture Leaders on Farm Policy Priorities

October 26, 2011

NAWG President Wayne Hurst, a wheat farmer from Burley, Idaho, wrote the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees Tuesday regarding the Association’s farm policy priorities. The full letter is available here.

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With FTAs Signed, Wheat Growers Urge Quick Implementation

October 21, 2011

Leaders of the U.S. wheat industry applauded President Barack Obama’s signing on Friday of three long-pending free trade agreements, with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

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$23 Billion Cut Recommended by Ag Committee Leadership

October 20, 2011

Leaders of the Congressional Agriculture Committees told the debt-deficit super committee this week that mandatory agriculture and nutrition programs should take $23 billion in cuts as part of the overall effort to cut $1.5 trillion from the federal budget.

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Obama Set to Sign Three Free Trade Agreements on Friday

October 20, 2011

President Barack Obama is scheduled to sign free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea on Friday at the White House.

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In Letters to Senators, EPA Says It Won’t Tighten Dust Regulations

October 20, 2011

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson said this week in letters to key Senators that the Obama Administration does not intend to pursue tighter regulations on coarse particulate matter (PM).

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Five Years in the Making, Three FTAs Approved by Congress

October 13, 2011

Congress approved this week free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea, nearly five years after the agreements were first negotiated.

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Super Committee Deadline Nears; Ag Leaders Prepping Ideas

October 13, 2011

The deadline by which Congressional authorizing committees must submit budget cutting ideas and priorities to the debt-deficit super committee is Friday.

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Groups Urge FCC to Consider Effects of GPS Problems on Ag

October 13, 2011

NAWG and a dozen other major agricultural groups wrote the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) this week urging continued testing of new broadband technology to ensure it does not interfere with existing GPS systems used by farmers.

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Wheat Farmers Gratified to See Congressional Approval of FTAs

October 12, 2011

Statement from Wayne Hurst, NAWG president, and Randy Suess, U.S. Wheat Associates chairman, following Congressional passage of free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea.

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Obama Sends Three Pending FTAs to Congress

October 6, 2011

Wheat growers and other agricultural groups are urging quick approval of three long-pending free trade agreements submitted by the Obama Administration to Congress this week.

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Congress Approves CR to Fund Government Through Nov. 18

October 6, 2011

The House of Representatives approved on Tuesday a continuing resolution that will fund government operations until Nov. 18.

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Search for a Pesticide Permitting Fix Continues As Deadline Nears

October 6, 2011

Key Members of Congress are quickly looking for solutions to a pesticide permitting debacle set to hit farmers and other users of crop protection products at month’s end.

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Wheat Farmers Urge Quick Approval of Free Trade Agreements

October 3, 2011

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are pleased that the Obama Administration submitted implementing legislation for pending free trade agreements (FTAs) with Colombia, Panama and South Korea on Monday.

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