Archive for November 2012

Farm Bill Optimism Fading As Days Tick By Without Progress

November 29, 2012

Another week has passed in Washington without progress or a plan for passing a five-year farm bill or an extension of the farm law that expired on Sept. 30. Congressional agriculture leaders have expressed varying levels of optimism on the issue throughout the week, but as days go by, hope appears to be fading and […]

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Scientists Announce Strides Toward Wheat Genome Sequence

November 29, 2012

News this week of a “shotgun sequence” of the wheat genome inspired excitement about the possibilities for breakthrough science based on increased understanding of the crop’s complex genetic make-up.

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Winter Wheat Progress Worst Since 1980s, Reflective of Drought

November 29, 2012

USDA numbers reflected this week what farmers have known for awhile: much of the nation’s winter wheat land is bone dry and struggling to produce a crop.

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White at NRCS, Elworth at EPA Retire; More Departures Expected

November 29, 2012

Top agriculture advisors and policymakers are beginning to depart the Obama Administration as the president’s second term nears.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Nov. 21, 2012

November 21, 2012

NAWG wishes all of our readers a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family! The full newsletter will return next week; updates are also available at www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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Congress Starts Lame Duck, With Ag Eyes on Farm Bill Endgame

November 15, 2012

Members of Congress are back in Washington, D.C., for a much-anticipated lame duck session, but, so far, no farm bill game plan has become apparent.

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Ag Groups Press for Estate Tax Reform

November 15, 2012

Agriculture organizations are sounding the alarm about estate tax changes that could break up family farms if Congress does not act to stop them before January.

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Celebrate National Bread Month in November

November 15, 2012

November is the first true month of fall, the month of celebrations of thanksgiving and, appropriately, the official month to celebrate a standard on most American dinner tables: bread.

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Ag Students’ College Scholarship Deadline Quickly Approaching

November 15, 2012

Do you know any students looking for money to pay for college? Applications for the Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship program are due Dec. 1, 2012, to the National Wheat Foundation offices.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Nov. 8, 2012

November 8, 2012

The long-awaited election is over! This quick update focuses on results and wheat grower priorities in the coming lame duck session of Congress. More from NAWG is always available at www.twitter.com/wheatworld and www.facebook.com/wheatworld.

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Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Report from the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2012

Listen to NAWG Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Chairman Brad Thykeson discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 25, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

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Research and Technology Committee Report from the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2012

Listen to NAWG Research and Technology Committee Chairman Ben Barstow discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 25, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

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Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Report from the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2012

Listen to NAWG Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Chairman Brian Eggebrecht
discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 26, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

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Operations and Planning Committee Report from the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2012

Listen to NAWG Operations and Planning Committee Chairman Wayne Hurst discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 25, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Nov. 1, 2012

November 1, 2012

NAWG’s leaders have had a busy week including meetings, a hurricane and an upcoming election. Here’s a quick update on major happenings; even more from NAWG is always available at www.twitter.com/wheatworld and www.facebook.com/wheatworld.

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Joint Biotech Committee Report from the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2012

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint Biotechnology Committee Chairman Chris Tallman discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 25, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

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Joint Trade Committee Report from the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference

November 1, 2012

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint International Trade Policy Committee Chairman Randy Suess discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2012 Fall Wheat Conference, held Oct. 26, 2012, in Houston, Texas.

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