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NAWG Weekly Update: August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016

Reminder: Marketing Assistance Loans Available A number of factors, including favorable weather conditions in the U.S. and large production around the globe, have contributed to incredibly low prices for wheat throughout rural America.  Prices have dipped so low that loan rates have been triggered in many areas, meaning that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan […]

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NAWG Weekly Update August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

Reminder: Respond to NAWG and NASS Surveys As was announced last week, NAWG is undertaking a survey process of wheat farmers to get feedback about Farm Bill programs and to lay the groundwork for developing Wheat’s priorities for the next Farm Bill.  The response has been outstanding so far, and we encourage you to share […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: August 11, 2016

August 11, 2016

NAWG Releases Farm Bill Survey to Receive Input From Wheat Growers This week, NAWG launched a Farm Bill Survey intended to gather feedback from growers about what policies are most important to them as NAWG begins planning for the next Farm Bill. The survey, distributed through NAWG’s state association executives and NAWG board members, asks […]

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Detecting No GM Event, Korea Ends U.S. Wheat Import Suspension

August 5, 2016

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has ended a temporary suspension of U.S. wheat imports after testing detected no genetically modified wheat in U.S. supplies. MFDS quickly deployed the test to assure U.S. wheat remains safe and reliable, adding confidence that nothing has changed the U.S. wheat supply chain’s ability […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: August 4, 2016

August 4, 2016

Marshall Secures Victory in Primary Over Incumbent Huelskamp Washington, D.C. – On Tuesday, Dr. Roger Marshall from Kansas’ First district won the primary against three-term incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp, after a closely-followed race. Marshall, endorsed by the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and several other national and state agriculture groups, won with 57 percent […]

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Wheat Grower Organizations: USDA Successfully Managed Isolated GM Wheat Discovery

July 29, 2016

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are aware that USDA has confirmed the discovery of a very small number of wheat plants that were genetically engineered (GE) to resist the herbicide glyphosate in an unplanted field in eastern Washington State. The Animal and Plant Health Inspection […]

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NAWG Weekly Update July 28, 2016

July 28, 2016

National Wheat Yield Contest Deadline is AUGUST 1 NAWG is still encouraging and accepting applications for the National Wheat Yield Contest! Producers can sign up online by the spring wheat sector deadline of AUGUST 1. This national contest is intended to raise public interest in the wheat industry as well as encourage producers to converse amongst themselves […]

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NAWG Endorses Newcomer Dr. Marshall for Kansas’ First District U.S. Representative

July 26, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers is excited to endorse Dr. Roger Marshall for the U.S. House of Representatives from the First district of Kansas. As a native Kansan, Marshall values the hard work of farmers, the importance of protecting crop insurance and the farm economy, and projecting the voices of Kansas farmers […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 7/21/16

July 21, 2016

National Wheat Foundation Celebrates Legacy and Building Thirty-eight years ago, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Glenn Moore was nearing the end of his tenure when he realized that the way to ensure NAWG’s continuing influence as a commodity organization in Washington, D.C. was to purchase a building and build NAWG’s visibility. This week, […]

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NAWG Weekly Update July 14, 2016

July 14, 2016

GMO Labeling Bill Heading to White House  This afternoon, the House passed the GMO labeling agreement designed by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, by a vote of 306-117. The Senate passed the bill last Thursday by a vote of 63 to 30, advancing the agreement on to the House […]

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