Archive for October 2014

NAWG Weekly Update: October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

NAWG Applauds Implementation of APH, Awaits Winter Wheat Provision Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will move forward with the implementation of the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for the 2015 spring-planted crops. This crop insurance provision in the Agricultural Act of 2014 allows yield adjustments when losses are widespread and extremely […]

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NAWG Applauds Implementation of APH

October 22, 2014

NAWG is pleased that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to move forward with the implementation of the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for the 2015 spring-planted crops. “On behalf of NAWG and the 22 states we represent, I thank Secretary Vilsack for working with his team to implement the APH provision for 2015 […]

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2014 World Food Prize Honors Wheat Researcher

October 17, 2014

The 2014 World Food Prize was presented to Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production. His breakthrough breeding technologies have had a far-reaching and significant impact in providing more nutritious food around the globe and alleviating world hunger. Dr. […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

Celebrate #WorldFoodDay Did you know that one farmer now provides enough food to feed 155 people worldwide? In 1960 that number was just 25.8! I think that’s reason enough to #ToastAFarmer. Today is World Food Day! Join the global conversation on food today on Facebook and Twitter by following #WFD2014 and #WorldFoodDay. NAWG Vice President […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014

FSA Announces Key Dates for New 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net Programs Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced key dates for producers regarding the 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Important dates to remember include: September 29, 2014 – February […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014

APHIS Report Shows Source of Unapproved GM Wheat Inconclusive NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) were notified Friday, Sept. 26 that USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) completed its investigation into the May 2013 discovery of an unapproved Roundup Ready (RR) trait in isolated volunteer wheat plants. APHIS has determined that the source […]

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Cotton Case Agreement Ends Threat of Retaliation on U.S. Wheat Exports

October 2, 2014

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers. The announcement this week that Brazil and the United States have negotiated a settlement in a long-running trade dispute will help U.S. wheat growers remain competitive in one of the world’s largest wheat importing nations. In 2005, and again […]

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