The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is joining in the excitement of the passage of the Farm Bill conference report. After a three-year long process, the Senate passed the bill with a final vote of 68-32 Tuesday. The House passed the farm bill report last week and the bill now awaits the President’s signature.
A statement from NAWG President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer and seedsman from Moccasin, Mont.:
“On behalf of U.S. wheat growers, I thank our agriculture leaders in the House and Senate for their diligence in getting this bill passed. I offer special thanks as well to the support from our wheat states for continuously reaching out to leadership in Congress urging support of a long-term and comprehensive farm bill.”
“This bill strengthens crop insurance and allows growers the necessary safety net to keep a secure, affordable and healthy food supply. In addition, this bill provides funding for important programs in conservation, research and trade that help keep America’s wheat industry productive and competitive on a global scale.”