The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is excited to announce the passage of The Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. President Obama signed the Bill into law at Michigan State University on Friday. Michigan State University was the first land grant university created in the country and is also the alma mater of Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture committee.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be implementing the newly passed Bill, and Secretary Tom Vilsack designated Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden to take the lead in overseeing implementation. NAWG and its members are “beyond excited” that the process of passing a farm bill is now complete.
A statement from NAWG President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer and seedsman from Moccasin, Mont.:
“NAWG is excited that the Farm Bill has officially been signed into law. Wheat growers across the country have worked hard at the state level and with their members of Congress to ensure this bill benefits the nation’s wheat farmers. This bill gives growers certainty and allows them to make educated decisions leading into the spring planting season.”