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NAWG Applauds Implementation of APH

October 22, 2014

NAWG is pleased that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to move forward with the implementation of the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for the 2015 spring-planted crops. “On behalf of NAWG and the 22 states we represent, I thank Secretary Vilsack for working with his team to implement the APH provision for 2015 […]

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2014 World Food Prize Honors Wheat Researcher

October 17, 2014

The 2014 World Food Prize was presented to Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production. His breakthrough breeding technologies have had a far-reaching and significant impact in providing more nutritious food around the globe and alleviating world hunger. Dr. […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

Celebrate #WorldFoodDay Did you know that one farmer now provides enough food to feed 155 people worldwide? In 1960 that number was just 25.8! I think that’s reason enough to #ToastAFarmer. Today is World Food Day! Join the global conversation on food today on Facebook and Twitter by following #WFD2014 and #WorldFoodDay. NAWG Vice President […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014

FSA Announces Key Dates for New 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net Programs Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced key dates for producers regarding the 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Important dates to remember include: September 29, 2014 – February […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 2, 2014

October 2, 2014

APHIS Report Shows Source of Unapproved GM Wheat Inconclusive NAWG and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) were notified Friday, Sept. 26 that USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) completed its investigation into the May 2013 discovery of an unapproved Roundup Ready (RR) trait in isolated volunteer wheat plants. APHIS has determined that the source […]

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Cotton Case Agreement Ends Threat of Retaliation on U.S. Wheat Exports

October 2, 2014

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers. The announcement this week that Brazil and the United States have negotiated a settlement in a long-running trade dispute will help U.S. wheat growers remain competitive in one of the world’s largest wheat importing nations. In 2005, and again […]

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APHIS Report Shows Source of Unapproved GM Wheat Inconclusive But Commercial Supplies Not Affected

September 26, 2014

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers. U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) were notified Friday, Sept. 26 that USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has completed its investigation into the May 2013 discovery of an unapproved Roundup […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

USDA Announces Information on ARC and PLC Programs Today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack released information on the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs that were created in the 2014 farm bill. ARC and PLC will provide producers protection when there is a substantial drop in crop […]

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NAWG Participates in McFadden Symposium on Wheat Improvement

September 25, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) attended the Edgar S. McFadden inaugural Symposium on Wheat Improvement this week honoring Edgar S. McFadden and other global leaders in wheat research. NAWG was well represented at the inaugural event with Gordon Stoner, NAWG second vice president and Jim Palmer, NAWG CEO both taking part in the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014

NAWG Supports STB Reauthorization Bill Senators Jay Rockefeller (D- W.V.) and John Thune (R- S.D), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, brought forth a bill last week, S. 2777, that provides for reauthorization of the Surface Transportation Board (STB), the regulatory body for railways and other interstate transportation. The bill, which […]

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