Archive for February 2014

Wheat Growers Elect New President at Annual Meeting

February 28, 2014

San Antonio, Texas – Kansas wheat farmer Paul Penner was elected as the new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) at the Association’s Board of Directors meeting Thursday. “I’m very excited to serve as NAWG president and am looking forward to a productive year. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: Feb. 20, 2014

February 20, 2014

NAWG Officers, Staff Attend Ag Rail Business Council Meeting in Fort Worth The Ag Rail Business Council met this week in Fort Worth, Texas to continue dialogue between growers and rail executives and promote mutual education of both groups. Topics of discussion included perennial rail-related issues like service and rail-rates and interactions with the Surface […]

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NAWG Weekly Update Feb. 13, 2014

February 13, 2014

NAWG Submits Comments to CFTC NAWG submitted public comments Monday to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) outlining concerns with provisions in the Commission’s proposal to change its current rules on position limits, or the amount of contracts for a specific commodity one investor may have at once, and the impact it could have on […]

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Farm Bill Signed Into Law

February 7, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is excited to announce the passage of The Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. President Obama signed the Bill into law at Michigan State University on Friday. Michigan State University was the first land grant university created in the country and is also the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: Feb. 6, 2014

February 6, 2014

The Farm Bill Passed Congress; President to Sign Friday In a 68-32 vote Tuesday, the Senate passed The Agriculture Act of 2014, known to most as the farm bill. The next step is the President’s signature, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Michigan State University in the home state of Senate Agriculture Committee […]

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Farm Bill Passes Senate, Awaits President’s Signature

February 4, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is joining in the excitement of the passage of the Farm Bill conference report. After a three-year long process, the Senate passed the bill with a final vote of 68-32 Tuesday. The House passed the farm bill report last week and the bill now awaits the President’s signature. […]

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Rep. Frank Lucas Awarded Wheat Leader of the Year Award

February 3, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) awarded Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee (R-Okla.) the 2013 Wheat Leader of the Year Award at the annual Wheat Industry Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. NAWG President Bing Von Bergen presented the award to Rep. Lucas during committee meetings on Friday. After receiving the […]

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