Archive for December 2014

NAWG Weekly Update: December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

President Obama Announces Cuban Thaw The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for Cuba to buy U.S. agricultural products, including wheat. We anticipate that these re-established […]

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U.S. Wheat Farmers Anticipate Increased Trade Opportunities With Cuba

December 17, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement today that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for Cuba to buy U.S. agricultural products, including wheat. We anticipate that these re-established trade relations will help open a […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014

Cromnibus Conquers (Updated 12/12/14) After a week of frantic negotiations and strange bedfellows, the House of Representatives passed its $1.1 trillion continuing resolution omnibus package (CRomnibus) at just before 10:00PM last night, which will fund the government through September and the Department of Homeland Security until February.  Passed by a thin margin of 219-206, the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: December 4, 2014

December 4, 2014

House Addresses Tax Extenders Issue The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to address several expired tax policies affecting farmers and ranchers yesterday. The House-passed legislation provides a one-year extension and includes the following pieces relevant to America’s wheat farmers: Extends the Sec. 179 small business deduction of up to $500,000 for new/used equipment (Sec. 127 […]

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