Grower-leaders from NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates will head to Kansas City, Mo., next week for the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s convention and its hallmark interview fair, Trade Talk.
The annual event, which happens in November every year at the Westin Crown Center, is a unique opportunity for farm organization leaders to meet with dozens of broadcasters in a just a few hours. NAWG and U.S. Wheat share a booth at the event each year.
For 2010, NAWG President Jerry McReynolds from Woodston, Kan., U.S. Wheat Associates Chairman Don Schieber from Ponca City, Okla., and NAWG Chief Executive Officer Dana Peterson will be available to reporters throughout the day.
NAWG Communications Director Melissa George Kessler and U.S. Wheat Communications Director Steve Mercer will also be on hand to facilitate.
Topics of conversation NAWG and U.S. Wheat are suggesting include:
- efforts to pump life into the trade agenda, which is of particular importance to wheat producers;
- pending legislation to address the estate tax and new pesticide application permitting requirements;
- the reliability of U.S. wheat despite recent market shocks; and
- the work both organizations are doing to pave the way for the commercialization of biotech wheat.
For more information or to set up an interview time, reporters can contact Kessler at mkessler (at) wheatworld.org or Mercer at smercer (at) uswheat.org.