Archive for August 2012

Ag Leaders Say Farm Bill Still Possible Before Sept. 30

August 30, 2012

Farm group leaders and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) said this week it is still, in Lucas’ words, “theoretically” possible for Congress to approve new farm and food legislation before the 2008 Farm Bill expires on Sept. 30.

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AC21 Members Prepare Final Recommendations for USDA

August 30, 2012

Members of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) met this week for the group’s fifth round of deliberations to identify solutions for improving coexistence in American agriculture.

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Eighth Season of America’s Heartland Begins in September

August 30, 2012

America’s Heartland, the only public TV show about American farms and farmers, will start airing the first episodes in its eighth season shortly after Labor Day.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Aug. 23, 2012

August 23, 2012

We hope you find this quick update useful. The full Report from Washington and the Weekly Wheat Digest will return on Sept. 13, at the conclusion of Congress’ August recess.

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Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups

August 22, 2012

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and 38 other national agricultural organizations issued a statement Wednesday regarding the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs expire in September.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Aug. 16, 2012

August 16, 2012

Congress is still out of session, but the news hasn’t stopped. Please enjoy this quick update in lieu of our regular publications. The full The Report from Washington and the Weekly Wheat Digest will return on Sept. 13.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Aug. 9, 2012

August 9, 2012

Throughout the August recess, NAWG will issue quick updates on Thursday afternoons in lieu of our regular weekly publications, The Report from Washington and the Weekly Wheat Digest. We hope you find this shorter publication informative and welcome feedback to wheatworld (at) wheatworld.org. Please also join us online at www.twitter.com/wheatworld and www.facebook.com/wheatworld for the latest association, industry and policy news.

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Bypassing Farm Bill, House Approves Disaster-Only Measure

August 2, 2012

The House of Representatives passed a $639 million, stand-alone livestock disaster bill Thursday afternoon, forgoing consideration of the pending farm bill that would authorize similar disaster spending.

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Congress Goes on August Recess Without Farm Bill, Or a Plan

August 2, 2012

Members of Congress are returning to their districts and constituents Friday for August recess without a clear path for passing a five-year farm bill before the current law expires on Sept. 30.

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Detailed Info on U.S.-Canada Wheat Trade Available Online

August 2, 2012

A new online reference is available at http://canada-usgrainandseedtrade.info for U.S. and Canadian wheat farmers examining their marketing options following the end of the Canadian Wheat Board monopoly on Wednesday.

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Coalition Statement on House Disaster Legislation

August 1, 2012

The undersigned farm organizations support finding a path forward to reaching agreement on a new five-year farm bill before current program authorities expire on Sept. 30. We are disappointed that the House Republican leadership has decided to not move forward with the House Agriculture Committee’s bill before adjourning for the August recess. That bill would provide the disaster relief our farm and ranch families need at this time.

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