Archive for April 2012

Senate Ag Committee Completes 2012 Farm Bill Mark-Up

April 26, 2012

The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry approved its version of the 2012 Farm Bill in a 16 to five vote Thursday afternoon.

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House Ag Subcommittee Reviews Conservation Programs

April 26, 2012

House Agriculture Committee subcommittees met this week to review conservation, rural development and dairy programs, starting an eight-hearing series prior to full Committee consideration of a farm bill draft.

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Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2013 Ag Budget

April 26, 2012

The Senate Appropriations Committee passed its version of the agriculture appropriations bill on Thursday, with an overall discretionary spending level of $20.785 billion. The allocation for USDA’s Agriculture Research Service (ARS) was closely in-line with the Obama Administration’s proposed budget and the ARS budget for FY2012, at a total of $1.101 billion. USDA’s flagship competitive […]

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Shupe Joins NAWG Staff to Focus on Risk Management Policy

April 25, 2012

Brooke Shupe has joined the National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG’s) Washington, D.C.-based staff to focus on risk management programs.

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Wheat Growers Call For Senate Mark-Up, Farm Bill Progress

April 25, 2012

The following is a statement from Erik Younggren, National Association of Wheat Growers president and a wheat farmer from Hallock, Minn., on the pending Senate Agriculture Committee mark-up of the 2012 Farm Bill.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of April 19, 2012

April 19, 2012

Congress is back in session after a two week recess. Here’s a quick update of what has happened this week on Capitol Hill impacting wheat growers.  U.S-Colombia FTA to be implemented May 15 President Barack Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos announced this week that the countries will implement the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement […]

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Groups Weigh In on Programs as Senate Ag Begins Mark-Up

April 19, 2012

In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Ranking Member Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) this morning, a group of eight prominent agricultural associations voiced its support for the Senate’s approach to the 2012 Farm Bill, and raised several issues related to commodity and risk management programs. Co-signed by the American Farm Bureau […]

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Wheat Industry Welcomes U.S-Colombia FTA Implement Date

April 16, 2012

The U.S. wheat industry welcomes the announcement by U.S. President Barack Obama and Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos that the countries will implement the U.S.-Colombia free trade agreement (FTA) on May 15. The U.S.-Colombia FTA is vital to the wheat industry’s efforts to rebuild market share in one of the largest markets for U.S. wheat in South America.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of April 12, 2012

April 12, 2012

Congress remains out of session for spring recess. Here’s a quick update of what has happened this week on Capitol Hill and in the world of wheat growers.

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Join Us – April 10 Farm Bill Webinar

April 9, 2012

Farmers wanting to catch up on the 2012 Farm Bill’s progress should plan to join NAWG and the Idaho Grain Producers Association on an update webinar, scheduled for Tuesday, April 10, at 10 a.m. Eastern time.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of April 5, 2012

April 5, 2012

Congress is out of session, but that doesn’t mean the action has stopped at NAWG or in Washington, D.C. Here’s a quick update on issues important to farmers!

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