A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer from Moccasin, Mont.:
“The leaders of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and the farmers we represent across the country are excited and grateful for the House and Senate Agriculture Committees’ passage of farm bill legislation over the last two days.
“This farm bill has been a long time coming. The bills approved by both Committees are solid products crafted through discussion, debate and significant work on the parts of Members who know the importance of agriculture, the leaders of the Ag Committees and their dedicated staff.
“From all appearances, leaders in both the Senate and House are ready to move the farm bill to the floors of their chambers and across the finish line. Our top legislative priority is completing a long-term farm bill this year, and we stand ready to assist in their efforts to reach this goal.”