Archive for January 2013

Wheat Committees, Boards Meet, Growers Visit Capitol Hill

January 31, 2013

More than 225 people gathered for NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates business meetings held Sunday through Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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Michigan Wheat Grower Organization Affiliates With NAWG

January 31, 2013

The Michigan Wheat Program sought and received membership in the National Association of Wheat Growers during the NAWG Board of Directors meeting on Tuesday.

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Bill to Fix NPDES Permitting Duplication Introduced in Senate

January 31, 2013

Sens. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) and Mike Johanns (R-Neb.) introduced legislation this week that would eliminate a paperwork-laden redundancy in pesticide application permitting.

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Research and Technology Committee Report from the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

Listen to NAWG Research and Technology Committee Chairman Ben Barstow discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference, held Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Report from the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

Listen to NAWG Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Chairman Brian Eggebrecht discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference, held Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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Joint Trade Committee Report from the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint International Trade Policy Committee Chairman Randy Suess discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference, held Jan. 28, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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Joint Biotech Committee Report from the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint Biotechnology Committee Chairman Chris Tallman discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference, held Jan. 27, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Report from the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

Listen to NAWG Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Chairman Brad Thykeson discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference, held Jan. 27, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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Operations and Planning Committee Report from the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference

January 30, 2013

Listen to NAWG Operations and Planning Committee Vice Chairman Paul Penner discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Wheat Industry Winter Conference, held Jan. 27, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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Stabenow Named Wheat Leader of the Year

January 29, 2013

The National Association of Wheat Growers presented its highest Congressional award to Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) on Tuesday, as wheat growers in her home state confirmed their affiliation with the national association.

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Support for 2013 Farm Bill Strong, But Action Likely to Be Slow

January 24, 2013

Agriculture leaders in Congress vigorously asserted this week their intentions to pursue a 2013 Farm Bill, though formal work in committee is unlikely to start before spring.

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With Priorities Piling Up, Debt Extension Gives Room to Breathe

January 24, 2013

The sense of comity that often comes with America’s peaceful transfer of power dissolved quickly this week into reality about the fiscal issues the country is facing.

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USFRA Announces Four National Farmer Spokespeople

January 24, 2013

The U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) announced this week the diverse group of farmers who will serve as spokespeople for American agriculture, sharing their experiences on a national stage to help answer consumers’ questions about how food is grown and raised to feed our nation.

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2013 Brings Little Certainty on Farm Bill Process, Budget

January 17, 2013

Statements this week from agriculture leaders reinforced the uncertainty surrounding the agriculture budget and the process for reauthorizing federal farm policy in the 113th Congress.

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Farm Groups Launch Coalition to Work on Ag Labor Policies

January 17, 2013

Nearly a dozen agriculture groups announced on Friday a new Agriculture Workforce Coalition (AWC) to propose and advocate for labor policies that ensure farm operations have access to a stable and skilled workforce.

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Resolve to Defend Sensible Approaches to Diet, Wheat

January 17, 2013

Resolving to change our habits or reach new goals in a new year is only human. And for humans in many countries, one of the most common resolutions is to lose weight. That’s why the health clubs and fad diet promoters are on the prowl. So-called elimination diets seem to be dominant and, unfortunately for many growers, flour millers and bakers, the call to eliminate wheat from the diet is particularly popular this year.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Jan. 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

After a historic New Year’s session and swearing in the 113th Congress, Members were back in their districts this week. The House is slated to return to Washington, D.C., on Monday, Jan. 14, with the Senate back for Inauguration Day on Jan. 21. We hope you find this quick update helpful in the meantime; remember, updates are always available at www.facebook.com/wheatworld and www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of Jan. 3, 2012

January 3, 2013

NAWG hopes you had a wonderful holiday season! It was an action packed couple of weeks for the wheat industry in Washington, D.C. Here’s a look at what happened.

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NAWG Statement on Extending the 2008 Farm Bill

January 2, 2013

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

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