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NAWG Weekly Update: August 14, 2014

August 14, 2014

Grain Inspection Resumes at Port of Vancouver Grain inspections at the Port of Vancouver, Washington officially resumed on Tues., Aug. 12 after a tentative labor agreement was struck between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) and several grain shipping companies in the region. Grain inspections had been stalled in the port since early July, […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: August 7, 2014

August 7, 2014

Grain Inspection Still Stalled at Port of Vancouver Despite ongoing attempts from NAWG, U.S. Wheat Associates and many other concerned groups, officials at the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) have yet to take any action to deal with the stoppage of grain exports from the Port of Vancouver, Wash. On July 1, 2014, the […]

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Wheat Organizations Support Congressional Call for Comprehensive Market Access in TPP

August 1, 2014

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are very pleased that 140 members of Congress urged President Barack Obama this week to pursue a high standard, 21st Century Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.In a letter to the President, a bipartisan group of members expressed deep concern that Japan […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 31, 2014

July 31, 2014

USDA Urged to Immediately Restore Grain Inspection Service at Port of Vancouver NAWG along with 21 other associations signed a letter this week to Secretary of Agriculture and other key administration officials stating concerns of a notice by the Washington State Department of Agriculture (WSDA) that it no longer would fulfill its obligation to provide […]

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Wheat Growers Pleased with House Action on Regulatory Relief Bill

July 31, 2014

Washington, D.C. – July 31, 2014 – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) appreciates the House votes in support of H. R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act.  “The passage of HR 935 is an important step in addressing the duplicative regulation on pesticide applications,” says NAWG President, Paul Penner, a wheat farmer from […]

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USDA Urged to Immediately Restore Official Grain Inspection Service at Port of Vancouver, Washington

July 31, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 29, 2014) – Citing the “extremely troubling precedent” being set, 22 national, regional and state agricultural producer, commodity and agribusiness organizations, including U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), have urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take immediate action to restore official grain inspection and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

Wheat Growers Seek Passage of Pesticide Permitting Bill NAWG is urging growers and state associations to contact their Members of Congress and urge them to vote in support of H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act prior to August recess. H.R. 935 would eliminate the requirement for a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

FSA Takes Action on CRP Changes On July 15, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SPEIS) for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) based on the changes made in the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is taking action on the new provisions included in […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

NAWG Files Comments on Waters of the U.S. Interpretive Rule This week NAWG submitted comments on the Interpretive Rule (IR) related to certain conservation practices and “dredge and fill” permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released an IR linking 56 Natural Resources […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

House Passes CFTC Reauthorization The House passed reauthorization legislation for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Tuesday. The measure includes provisions that would require electronic confirmation of customer fund account balances held at depository institutions. It would also require the CFTC to conduct cost-benefit analyses of its proposed regulations. Provisions aim to scale back […]

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