Archive for January 2014

NAWG Weekly Update Jan. 30 2014

January 30, 2014

The Farm Bill Conference committee released the final farm bill report on Monday evening and had the agriculture community full of excitement while they scurried for details. The House of Representatives put the bill on their legislative calendar first, bringing it to the House floor on Monday morning and voting favorably on final passage with […]

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NAWG Applauds House for Passing Farm Bill

January 29, 2014

A statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer and seedsman from Moccasin, Mont: “I and my fellow wheat growers applaud the House for passing the farm bill conference report this morning.  We look forward to a speedy vote in the Senate and the President’s signature as […]

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Wheat Growers Support Proposed Farm Bill, Urge Quick Action by Congress

January 28, 2014

A statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer and seedsman from Moccasin, Mont: “I join my fellow wheat growers in support of the conference committee approved farm bill agreement that strengthens crop insurance and allows growers the necessary safety net to keep a secure, affordable and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update Jan. 23, 2014

January 23, 2014

NAWG Submits Comments on the 2014 RFS National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed 2014 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). The NAWG comments stress that changes to the RFS would send the wrong market signals, impacting agricultural markets and investments […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: Jan. 16, 2014

January 16, 2014

House Passes Omnibus Spending Measure The House passed a $1.1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill on Wednesday, on a 359-67 vote, that would fund the federal government for the rest of the 2014 fiscal year. The bill, introduced by House Appropriations Chair Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) and Senator Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), establishes discretionary spending at $1.012 trillion […]

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Wheat Growers Welcome Introduction of Trade Promotion Authority Legislation

January 10, 2014

The U.S. wheat industry welcomes the introduction of legislation to grant the President of the United States trade promotion authority (TPA). “We are pleased to see bipartisan support for trade promotion authority and hope Congress will act quickly to pass this important legislation,” said Bing von Bergen, a wheat farmer from Moccasin, MT, and president […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: Jan. 9, 2014

January 9, 2014

Legislation Introduced to Grant President Obama Trade Promotion Authority Legislation to grant President Obama trade promotion authority (TPA), was introduced today by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Ranking Member Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), as well as Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-Mich) in the House of Representatives. The legislation aims to […]

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NAWG Partners with FLM+ For Strategic Communications

January 7, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers is partnering with FLM+, a strategic marketing and communications company, to work with the organization’s farmer leaders in communicating its vision of advancing wheat through advocacy, alliances and innovation. “NAWG is dedicated to increasing the profitability of growing wheat by making it competitive with other crops, […]

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Kayla Bullerman

January 6, 2014

Communications and Marketing Coordinator Email: kbullerman (at) wheatworld.org Phone: 202-547-7800 x2 Kayla Bullerman is NAWG’s communications manager. She oversees NAWG’s communication and outreach efforts. Bullerman’s prior experience includes working with FLM+, an agricultural marketing and communications agency, the National Association of Conservation Districts and the National Pork Producers Council. She graduated from Augustana College in […]

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Longtime NAWG Lobbyist Passes Away

January 6, 2014

It is with great sorrow that we at the National Association of Wheat Growers report the passing of our friend and former director of government affairs for environmental policy, Mark Gaede. He died Christmas Eve at his home near Washington, D.C. Mark was a fixture in the DC ag community for many years, working on […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: Jan. 2, 2014

January 2, 2014

Congress Set to Roll Out Budget Deal While the majority of Congress was adjourned for the holidays, the appropriations staff has been preparing the details on a $1 trillion, 12-part omnibus legislation, with hopes of passing it through both chambers by Jan. 16 to avoid another government shutdown. The bill has been developed based on […]

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