Archive for September 2012

NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Sept. 27, 2012

September 27, 2012

Congress is back on recess until mid-November. Quick editions will replace NAWG’s regular publications until then unless news warrants more in-depth coverage. The most up-to-date information from NAWG is always available online at www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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Statement on Congress Recessing Without Farm Bill Action

September 22, 2012

A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers President Erik Younggren, a wheat and sugar beet farmer from Hallock, Minn.

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Congress Set To Leave Without Completing Farm Legislation

September 20, 2012

President Abraham Lincoln once observed “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.” But that seems to be exactly Congress’ strategy, with both the House and Senate scheduled to recess at the end of this week without completing reauthorization of the 2008 Farm Bill.

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So Now What? A Look at Policy Options After 2008 Bill Expires

September 20, 2012

Unbelievably, Members of Congress are headed out of town on Friday having not passed a new farm bill or extended the old one. This means that on Oct. 1, authorization for farm and food policies spanning the breath and depth of our economy will have expired.

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2012 WILOT Leadership Training Class To Meet in November

September 20, 2012

The National Wheat Foundation is pleased to announce the 10 participants selected for the 2012 Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (WILOT) training program.

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Discharge Petition Effort Aims to Bring Farm Bill to the Floor

September 14, 2012

Supporters of new, long-term farm and food policy continued this week to press the issue politically and procedurally in the face of House Leadership that is intransigent in its unwillingness to take up the House Agriculture Committee-approved bill.

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Advocates from 90+ Groups, Congress Rally for Farm Bill Now

September 14, 2012

Farmers from around the country put on business suits and headed to the Capitol lawn Wednesday morning, united with nutrition, energy and conservation advocates in a clear message: pass a farm bill, now.

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Congress Focuses on Continuing Resolution, Heading Home

September 14, 2012

Members of Congress arrived in Washington this week ready to undertake their most basic work – funding the government – and then head back home.

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Advocates from 90+ Groups Rally for Farm Bill Now

September 12, 2012

Farmers from around the country put on business suits and headed to the Capitol lawn Wednesday, united with nutrition, energy and conservation advocates in a clear message: pass a farm bill, now.

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NAWG Statement to The View on Wheat Nutrition

September 11, 2012

The following is National Assoication of Wheat Growers’s (NAWG’s) statement to The View regarding Wheat Belly claims discussed during the Sept. 11, 2012, episode:

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Sept. 6, 2012

September 6, 2012

We hope you find this quick update useful. Congress and the complete editions of our regular publications will return next week.

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