Archive for January 2012

NAWG/USW Want an Open Border for U.S. and Canadian Farmers

January 31, 2012

Signaling a desire for more market efficiency, the boards of directors of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) each passed a resolution on Jan. 29 calling for an open border with Canada that provides reciprocal bilateral wheat trade.

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Joint Trade Committee Report from the 2012 Wheat Industry Winter Conference

January 31, 2012

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint International Trade Policy Committee Chairman Gordon Stoner discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2012 Wheat Industry Winter Conference, held Jan. 28, 2012, in Washington, D.C.

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Baucus Named NAWG’s 2011 Wheat Leader of the Year

January 26, 2012

Senate Finance Committee Chairman and longtime agricultural advocate Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) was named this week as the National Association of Wheat Growers’ 2011 Wheat Leader of the Year.

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State of the Union Focuses on Economics, Trade, Energy

January 26, 2012

President Barack Obama kicked off the legislative year on Tuesday with a State of the Union address largely focusing on the economy, taxes and foreign affairs, but also incorporating key ag policy priorities including trade and renewable energy.

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USDA’s New School Meal Regs Call for All Whole Grains By 2014

January 26, 2012

New federal school meal standards ramp up the grain servings students eating breakfast and lunch will receive and, for the first time, will require they all be from whole grain-rich sources.

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Community Mobilizes After Yahoo Declares Ag Degrees Useless

January 26, 2012

Those who believe agriculture isn’t a serious academic subject and farmers are an uneducated lot may be enticed to expand their views based on the farm community’s reaction to a Jan. 19 article declaring agriculture degrees “useless.”

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Federal Panel: More Testing Finds GPS/LightSquared Interference

January 19, 2012

A year of testing by a federal interagency committee has unanimously determined there “appear to be no practical solutions or mitigations” to GPS interference caused by LightSquared’s broadband technology.

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T-CAP Stakeholder Meeting Includes Focus on Education

January 19, 2012

Efforts to recruit and educate the next generation of plant scientists were top of mind and the agenda at the recent Triticeae Coordinated Agricultural Project (T-CAP) annual meeting.

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CME Says MF Global Money Still Missing, Wrongdoing Suspected

January 19, 2012

A briefing this week held by the commodity futures industry’s trade association shed little light on how MF Global misplaced nearly $1 billion before its bankruptcy.

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Early Registration Discounts for Classic 2012 End Tomorrow

January 19, 2012

The deadline for early bird registrations for the 2012 Commodity Classic is tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 20.

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Looking to 2012: Long To-Do List, Little Appetite in Election Year

January 12, 2012

Members of Congress are headed back to Washington, D.C., from a holiday break, but how much they will accomplish before leaving in early August for full-time campaigning remains very much in question.

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Field to Market Launches 2.0 Version of Fieldprint Calculator

January 12, 2012

Field to Market, The Keystone Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, launched a new and updated version of its Fieldprint Calculator this week at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s annual meeting.

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Idaho Commission Announces Endowments, Private Partnership

January 12, 2012

The Idaho Wheat Commission announced late last week it will create two faculty research endowments at the University of Idaho’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and participate in a public-private partnership that also includes the College and Limagrain Cereal Seeds.

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Eight Wheat Advocates Selected for WOLF Training Program

January 12, 2012

The NAWG Foundation recently announced the members of its 2012 Wheat Organization Leaders of the Future (WOLF) leadership training class.

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