Archive for May 2015

NAWG Weekly Update: May 28, 2015

May 28, 2015

Final Rule on Waters of the U.S. Released Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) released the final regulation identifying water bodies falling under the jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. EPA & USACE received over 1 million comments and quickly reviewed the comments to release the regulation prior […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 21, 2015

May 21, 2015

Senate Ag Committee Approves Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Bill Today the Senate Agriculture Committee marked up and unanimously approved bipartisan legislation offered by Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to reauthorize the Grain Standards Act (GSA). In addition to reauthorizing the GSA for five years, the legislation includes several important provisions […]

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U.S Wheat Growers Call for Equal Trade in Canada

May 21, 2015

Following is a joint statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW). Yesterday, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) jointly called for improvements in Canada’s treatment of U.S. wheat classes in a letter to Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Gerry Ritz, and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

Industry Partners Support National Wheat Yield Contest Launching this fall with the planting of the 2015-2016 winter wheat crop, the National Wheat Foundation’s (NWF) National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC) will provide an opportunity for U.S. wheat growers to compete against their peers to help build a reliable and consistent supply of high quality wheat for […]

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NAWG Hires Joehl as Director of Research and Technology

May 12, 2015

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announces the addition of Steve Joehl as director of research and technology to the wheat growers’ team. Joehl will be responsible for coordinating programs to enhance and expedite the commercialization of wheat innovations through public and private research programs. He will also lead federal research appropriations and other […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

NAWG Staff Participates in Kansas Wheat Tour This week, NAWG legislative director Josh Tonsager joined a group of more than 90 participants from across the globe for the Wheat Quality Tour in Kansas. The participants stopped at several hundred hard red winter wheat fields across the state, gaining first-hand experience and understanding of this year’s […]

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