Archive for September 2014

APHIS Report Shows Source of Unapproved GM Wheat Inconclusive But Commercial Supplies Not Affected

September 26, 2014

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) were notified Friday, Sept. 26 that USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has completed its investigation into the May 2013 discovery of an unapproved Roundup […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

USDA Announces Information on ARC and PLC Programs Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack released information on the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs that were created in the 2014 farm bill. ARC and PLC will provide producers protection when there is a substantial drop in crop […]

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NAWG Participates in McFadden Symposium on Wheat Improvement

September 25, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) attended the Edgar S. McFadden inaugural Symposium on Wheat Improvement this week honoring Edgar S. McFadden and other global leaders in wheat research. NAWG was well represented at the inaugural event with Gordon Stoner, NAWG second vice president and Jim Palmer, NAWG CEO both taking part in the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

NAWG Supports STB Reauthorization Bill Senators Jay Rockefeller (D- W.V.) and John Thune (R- S.D), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, brought forth a bill last week, S. 2777, that provides for reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the regulatory body for railways and other interstate transportation. The bill, which […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 11, 2014

September 11, 2014

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Talks Rail Issues; NAWG Discusses in MN with BNSF
 On Wednesday, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing to discuss the widespread delays in freight rail shipments facing multiple industries, including agriculture. The hearing focused on rail service issues throughout the country, including congestion and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 4, 2014

September 4, 2014

NAWG Submits Comments to RMA NAWG submitted comments to the Risk Management Agency (RMA) on Tuesday. Crop insurance has become the number one safety net for wheat farmers, and the 2014 farm bill created new programs and provisions to help strengthen this safety net. One provision, the actual production history (APH) exclusion, will allow producers to […]

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