Archive for November 2011

NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Nov. 23, 2011

November 23, 2011

After a hectic beginning to the farm bill process in Washington, NAWG staff members are preparing to join their families and friends for the Thanksgiving holiday. Note that NAWG’s offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24, and Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the holiday.

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House Approves Bill with Ag Approps, Short-Term CR

November 17, 2011

The House of Representatives passed Thursday afternoon by a 298 to 121 vote the conference report of a spending bill incorporating FY2012 agriculture program funding and a four-week continuing resolution to fund much of the rest of the federal government.

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Japan Says It Intends to Join Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks

November 17, 2011

Japan said late last week it intends to join the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations, which could be a boon to the U.S. wheat and agricultural industries.

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Down to the Wire for Farm Bill Proposal to Super Committee

November 16, 2011

Negotiations on a farm policy proposal for the debt-deficit super committee reached the eleventh hour this week, as Members worked to find a combination of programs that could help protect farm risk across the country.

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Hill Ag Leaders Continue Negotiations on Farm Policy

November 10, 2011

Intense negotiations continued in Washington, D.C., this week as Congressional leaders and farm policy stakeholders try to find a way to cut $23 billion from ag programs while maintaining a workable safety net for producers across the country.

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Ag Groups Hit the Hill on GPS Interference Concerns

November 10, 2011

NAWG and other farm groups told Congressional leaders this week that LightSquared’s planned use of the electromagnetic spectrum for a new wireless broadband system would disrupt GPS systems even if filters are created to lessen interference.

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Wheat Leaders Talk Farm, Trade Policy at NAFB’s Trade Talk

November 10, 2011

Grower-leaders of NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates emphasized the necessity of a strong farm safety net and ambitious trade policy for successful farm businesses at the National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ convention this week in Kansas City, Mo.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Nov. 3, 2011

November 3, 2011

Most of NAWG’s staff and grower-leadership was in Scottsdale, Ariz., this week for the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference. In light of this, we are offering only this short update today; full news updates will return next week.

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Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Report from the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference

November 2, 2011

Listen to NAWG Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Chairman Brett Blankenship discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 31, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Operations and Planning Committee Report from the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference

November 2, 2011

Listen to NAWG Operations and Planning Committee Vice Chairman and NAWG Second Vice President Bing Von Bergen discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 31, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Joint Trade Committee Report from 2011 Fall Wheat Conference

November 2, 2011

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint International Trade Policy Committee Chairman Gordon Stoner discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference, held Nov. 1, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Joint Biotech Committee Report from 2011 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2011

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint Biotechnology Committee Chairman Michael Edgar discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 31, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Report from the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2011

Listen to NAWG Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Vice Chairman Brian Eggebrecht discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2011 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 31, 2011, in Scottsdale, Ariz.

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