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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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Senate Comes Through to Heed Consumers’ Loud Calls for a National GMO Labeling Standard

July 8, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Senate passed the GMO labeling agreement put forth by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, by a vote of 63 to 30. Following the cloture vote on Wednesday, which passed 65-32, the bill needed a simply majority to pass in the Senate. NAWG supports the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update July 7, 2016

July 7, 2016

Chandler Goule Starts at NAWG New NAWG CEO Chandler Goule began his tenure at NAWG this week, with July 5 as his first day. Since finishing at National Farmers Union, where he was Senior Vice President of Programs, Chandler took a well-deserved vacation before diving in at NAWG to start his work in developing and […]

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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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