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NAWG Weekly Update: 6/30/16

June 30, 2016

Vice President Schemm Named to ADC Advisory Board The Agriculture Data Coalition (ADC) has announced the formation of a farmer advisory board, in keeping to its guiding principle that farmers should be in control of the data collected on their operations. NAWG Vice President David Schemm from Kansas is one of 10 farmers on the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 6/23/16

June 23, 2016

Stabenow and Roberts Reach Agreement on GMO Labeling After months of debate, Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Stabenow (D-MI) have produced a preemptive solution to the Vermont bill which goes into effect July 1, and will require mandatory labeling for GMO products, with disclosure options. The Roberts-Stabenow agreement could come before […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 6/16/16

June 16, 2016

NAWG Comments on Pesticide Registration Process NAWG provided comments in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their efforts to review pesticides and develop assessments related to endangered and threatened species. The letter stated that NAWG is concerned about the process for reviewing pesticides, the data used to create the biological evaluations, and […]

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National Wheat Yield Contest Spurs Innovation

June 6, 2016

Washington, DC – Spring wheat growers still have an opportunity to enter the spring wheat sector of the National Wheat Foundation’s (NWF) National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC), as the final date to register an entry is August 1. Registration for the Fall Wheat sector of the contest ended May 1. National winners will be announced […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 6/2/16

June 2, 2016

  NAWG Comments on New Herbicide Quelex NAWG recently provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed label for Quelex herbicide with Arylex active. Developed by Dow AgroSciences, Quelex is a low-dose, post-emergence herbicide which is the first new active ingredient herbicide brought to the market for wheat crops in over twenty […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 5/26/16

May 26, 2016

Goule Selected as New NAWG CEO The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announced this week the selection of Chandler Goule as its new Chief Executive Officer. Goule, currently Senior Vice President of Programs at the National Farmers Union (NFU), comes to NAWG with eleven years of agriculture policy experience on the House side of […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 5/19/16

May 19, 2016

World Health Organization Says Certain Crop Protection Tools Unlikely to Cause Cancer This week the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concluded that Glyphosate, Diazinon and Malathion are unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through diet. These determinations by the joint international panel on […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 5/12/2016

May 12, 2016

NAWG Farmer Leaders Hit the Hill, Meet with Farm Groups This week, the officers of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) were in Washington, D.C., to participate in a number of organizational and policy meetings. To begin the week, the officers met with NAWG staff to review the organization’s resolutions and discuss strategy for […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 5, 2016

May 6, 2016

NRCS, FSA Prompted to Re-Evaluate, Improve Conservation Compliance Reviews The USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an interim audit report that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) need to improve their method for reviewing conservation compliance. In its investigation, the OIG revealed that only one FSA program, the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 4/28/16

April 28, 2016

Register NOW For the National Wheat Yield Contest, Deadline for Winter Wheat May 1 Sunday, May 1 is the final deadline for the winter wheat sector of the National Wheat Yield Contest, hosted by the National Wheat Foundation. The contest, which will drive growth and innovation in the wheat industry as well as encourage knowledge […]

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