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NAWG Weekly Update: December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

President Obama Announces Cuban Thaw The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for Cuba to buy U.S. agricultural products, including wheat. We anticipate that these re-established […]

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U.S. Wheat Farmers Anticipate Increased Trade Opportunities With Cuba

December 17, 2014

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers. WASHINGTON, DC—December 17, 2014—The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement today that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014

Cromnibus Conquers (Updated 12/12/14) After a week of frantic negotiations and strange bedfellows, the House of Representatives passed its $1.1 trillion continuing resolution omnibus package (CRomnibus) at just before 10:00PM last night, which will fund the government through September and the Department of Homeland Security until February.  Passed by a thin margin of 219-206, the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: December 4, 2014

December 4, 2014

House Addresses Tax Extenders Issue The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to address several expired tax policies affecting farmers and ranchers yesterday. The House-passed legislation provides a one-year extension and includes the following pieces relevant to America’s wheat farmers: Extends the Sec. 179 small business deduction of up to $500,000 for new/used equipment (Sec. 127 […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

NAWG Files Comments on Waters of the U.S. Regulation Late last week, NAWG joined a coalition of state and national agriculture organizations in filing written comments in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. regulation citing expanded jurisdictional authority, lack of clarity and asking for the withdrawal of the proposal. The letter states, […]

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NAWG Partners with OFW Law for Government Affairs

November 20, 2014

NAWG Partners with OFW Law for Government Affairs The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is partnering with Olsson-Frank-Weeda-Terman-Matz (OFW) Law to lead the Association’s farm bill implementation efforts. The team from OFW includes Molly O’Connor, Ken Ackerman and Nathan Fretz. “We are excited to add the leadership and industry expertise that OFW has into […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: November 13, 2014

November 13, 2014

Big Data Agreement Reached A coalition of major farm organizations and agriculture technology providers (ATPs) today announced an agreement on data privacy and security principles that will encourage the use and development of a full range of innovative, technology-driven tools and services to boost the productivity, efficiency and profitability of American agriculture. The principles promise […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: November 6, 2014

November 6, 2014

Republican Party Gains Majority in Senate, Expands Majority in House In a series of hard-fought Senate races, Republicans trounced their Democrat opposition to seize control of the Senate Tuesday night by securing major re-election victories for Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell and Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts, while winning at least seven U.S. Senate seats that had […]

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Fall Wheat Conference Wraps Up In New Mexico

November 3, 2014

The 2014 Joint Fall Wheat Conference of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) concluded Saturday in Santa Ana, N.M. The four-day meeting brought together wheat growers from around the country to discuss upcoming issues and to plan for the year ahead. “It is a sign of the strength of […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 23, 2014

October 23, 2014

NAWG Applauds Implementation of APH, Awaits Winter Wheat Provision Tuesday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced it will move forward with the implementation of the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for the 2015 spring-planted crops. This crop insurance provision in the Agricultural Act of 2014 allows yield adjustments when losses are widespread and extremely […]

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