Archive for May 2013

USW and NAWG Statement on Japan and Korea Suspending Purchases of Soft White Wheat

May 31, 2013

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) have been made aware that the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries or MAFF has temporarily suspended tenders for soft white wheat from the United States because of the recent announcement from USDA that an unauthorized Roundup Ready GM trait was detected in volunteer wheat on a single farm in Oregon.

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 30, 2013

May 30, 2013

Here’s a quick update of happenings this week in the wheat industry. For more, please follow us online at www.facebook.com/wheatworld and www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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USW and NAWG Statement on Japan Possibly Suspending Purchases of Soft White Wheat

May 30, 2013

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) have been made aware of unconfirmed reports that the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, or MAFF, has imposed an “import restriction” on soft white wheat from the United States. In fact, U.S. Wheat Associates has received no official word of such […]

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NAWG/USW Statement in Response to APHIS Announcement

May 29, 2013

The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates were notified Wednesday that USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has confirmed that a genetically-modified, glyphosate-resistant wheat variety that Monsanto field tested from 1998 to 2005 was present in volunteer wheat on one farm in Oregon.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of May 23, 2013

May 23, 2013

Farm bill action continued this week in Washington, D.C., as wheat farmers across the country hit field work preparing for winter wheat harvest and finishing up spring wheat planting. Here’s a quick update from DC; please also join us online at www.facebook.com/wheatworld and www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of May 16, 2013

May 16, 2013

What a week in Washington! The farm bill is finally gaining traction and hopes are high new farm policy will be finalized this summer. Here’s a quick update on happenings in the capital. Please also join us online at www.facebook.com/wheatworld and www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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Wheat Farmers Ready for Farm Bill Floor Action

May 15, 2013

A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer from Moccasin, Mont.

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NAWG Appreciates House Ag Efforts to Push Farm Bill Forward

May 10, 2013

A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer from Moccasin, Mont.

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NAWG Encouraged By Senate Ag Bill, Urges Quick Passage

May 9, 2013

A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer from Moccasin, Mont..

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of May 9, 2013

May 9, 2013

NAWG’s Washington offices have been buzzing this week with activity related to spring policy meetings and preparation for Hill action related to the farm bill and other legislation. A quick report on these activities is below. Please also join us online at www.facebook.com/wheatworld and www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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NAWG Newsletter – Quick Edition: Week of May 2, 2013

May 2, 2013

Congress has been out this week for a spring recess, but the NAWG office has been staying busy preparing for the work period ahead. Here’s a quick update on wheat happenings and crucial policy issues. Please also join us online at www.facebook.com/wheatworld and www.twitter.com/wheatworld.

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Soybean Executive Named NAWG CEO

May 1, 2013

Longtime soybean industry executive Jim Palmer has been named chief executive officer of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG).

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