Archive for May 2014

NAWG Weekly Update: May 29, 2014

May 29, 2014

NAWG Releases Statement on TPP Negotiations NAWG, U.S. Wheat Associates and several other agriculture organizations released a joint statement on Wednesday expressing their frustrations with Japan’s reluctance to fully liberalize their “sacred” agriculture sectors, in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which include wheat, barley, pork, beef, sugar, rice and dairy. The groups noted that Japan is […]

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Statement on TPP Negotiations

May 28, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates today join USA Rice Federation, the National Pork Producers Council and the International Dairy Foods Association in the following statement on Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Minister Amari’s statement in Singapore that none of Japan’s sensitive agricultural items will be fully liberalized may signal the end of […]

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NAWG Applauds WRRDA Passage

May 28, 2014

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) applauds Congress for their votes this week to pass the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with an overwhelming 412-4 vote in the House and 91-7 vote in the Senate. NAWG now looks forward to President Obama signing the bill in law.

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 22, 2014

May 22, 2014

WRRDA Bill Passes in Congress Congress passed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 with an overwhelming 412-4 vote in the House on Tuesday and 91-7 vote in the Senate today. NAWG now looks forward to President Obama signing the bill in law. “NAWG is pleased with the passage of the Water Resources […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 15, 2014

May 15, 2014

Wheat Crop Suffers from Drought Last Friday, the World Agricultural Outlook Board released its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report that included the latest production estimates for wheat as well as other commodities. The report concluded that U.S. wheat supplies for 2014/15 are projected to be down 10 percent from 2013/14. Production is projected at […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 8, 2014

May 8, 2014

Senate Committee Checks in on Farm Bill Implementation The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing on Wednesday to monitor U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on the 2014 farm bill implementation process. The hearing’s only witness, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack, gave a broad overview on progress of the implementation process and what they […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 1, 2014

May 1, 2014

NAWG and NWF Officers Come to DC For Spring Meeting The Executive Committees, known as officers, for both NAWG and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) were in Washington, D.C. this week for their annual spring fly-in. The NAWG officer team visited 15 Congressional offices, including the Majority and Minority offices for both the House and […]

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