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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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NAWG Weekly Update 4/21/16

April 21, 2016

FY 2017 Appropriations Work Underway On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee considered and approved its versions of the FY 2017 Agriculture and Energy & Water Appropriations bills. For the Agriculture spending bill, the legislation would provide $21.3 billion in discretionary spending, which is $451 million below the FY 2016 enacted level and $281 million below […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 4/14/2016  

April 14, 2016

NAWG Continues Call for Immediate Congressional Action on TPP On Monday, NAWG and 17 state wheat grower associations joined a wide coalition of agricultural organizations in urging Congress to act quickly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a letter to U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader […]

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NAWG, State Wheat Groups Urge Congress to Move on TPP

April 11, 2016

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and 17 state wheat organizations have joined a wide coalition of agricultural organizations in urging Congress to act quickly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a letter to U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 4/7/2016

April 8, 2016

Senate Committees Review Farm Bill Programs, Funding Needs The Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss the opportunities available to military veterans who return to civilian life with a desire to explore farming and agriculture as a way to transition into their post-military careers. USDA has in the past funded similar […]

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NAWG Is Now Accepting Applications for CEO

April 4, 2016

April 1, 2016 Chief Executive Officer (CEO) The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is a federation of 22 state wheat grower associations that works to represent the needs and interests of wheat producers before Congress and federal agencies. Based in Washington, D.C., NAWG is grower-governed and grower-funded, and works in areas as diverse as […]

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NAWG Weekly Update March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

Cover Crop Survey Underway The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), the USDA Sustainable Research and Education (SARE) Program and the American Seed Trade Association are conducting a cover crop survey to gather information on whether or not producers are planting cover crops. The fourth annual survey should take 5-15 minutes to complete and is seeking […]

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NAWG Weekly Update March 24, 2016

March 28, 2016

NWYC Entry Deadlines Approaching The initial deadline for entering the winter wheat category of the new National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC) is coming up April 1.  The FINAL deadline is May 1.  Please go to www.wheatfoundation.org or www.wheatworld.org and click on the NWYC “button” to enter.  The NWYC is a program of the National Wheat […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 17, 2016

March 17, 2016

NWIC Holds Fly-in to Advocate for Research Funding The National Wheat Improvement Committee (NWIC) held a fly-in this week to hit the Hill to discuss the importance of federal investment into agricultural research programs.  NWIC is comprised of public wheat breeders as well as wheat farmers from across the country; its purpose is to fortify […]

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NAWG Attends Commodity Classic

March 11, 2016

The 2016 Commodity Classic, hosted by the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Soybean Association (ASA), National Sorghum Producers (NSP), and American Equipment Manufacturers, (AEM) was held last week in New Orleans, La. The annual convention brought growers and industry members from across the nation together to discuss critical […]

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