Archive for April 2014

NAWG Weekly Update: April 24, 2014

April 24, 2014

NAWG Staff Attends BNSF Railways Agriculture Products Summit NAWG staff attended BNSF Railways Agriculture Products Summit in Dallas, Texas this week. The summit included an informational session during which BNSF officials discussed issues effecting the rail industry, an outlook for the upcoming year and a look into the current political climate in Washington. Participants could […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

President Obama Endorses Biotechnology in Agriculture A personal letter from President Barack Obama to Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Dr. Norman Borlaug, in which he clearly states his support for the use of biotechnology in agriculture, was made public this week. In the letter, sent to Ms. Borlaug following the unveiling of a statue of her […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014

National Wheat Improvement Committee Research Fly-In Held in D.C. The 2014 National Wheat Improvement Committee held their annual research fly-in this week in Washington, D.C. Wheat farmers and researchers visited Members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials to discuss the importance of federally funded research through the Agricultural Research Service, National […]

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Wheat Growers Support Introduction of Federal GMO Labeling Bill

April 9, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers welcomes the introduction of legislation that would establish a voluntary federal labeling standard for foods and beverages made with genetically modified ingredients, also known as GMOs. The proposed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K Butterfield (D-N.C.), would authorize the Food and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

Ryan Budget Calls for Deeper Cuts to SNAP and Farm Programs On Wednesday the House Budget Committee marked-up the latest budget proposal from Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) which would cut $5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. Part of those cuts would come from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as […]

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