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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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NAWG Applauds Implementation of APH

October 22, 2014

NAWG is pleased that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) intends to move forward with the implementation of the Actual Production History (APH) adjustment for the 2015 spring-planted crops. “On behalf of NAWG and the 22 states we represent, I thank Secretary Vilsack for working with his team to implement the APH provision for 2015 […]

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2014 World Food Prize Honors Wheat Researcher

October 17, 2014

The 2014 World Food Prize was presented to Dr. Sanjaya Rajaram in Des Moines, Iowa on Thursday for his scientific research that led to a prodigious increase in world wheat production. His breakthrough breeding technologies have had a far-reaching and significant impact in providing more nutritious food around the globe and alleviating world hunger. Dr. […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014

Celebrate #WorldFoodDay Did you know that one farmer now provides enough food to feed 155 people worldwide? In 1960 that number was just 25.8! I think that’s reason enough to #ToastAFarmer. Today is World Food Day! Join the global conversation on food today on Facebook and Twitter by following #WFD2014 and #WorldFoodDay. NAWG Vice President […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 9, 2014

October 9, 2014

FSA Announces Key Dates for New 2014 Farm Bill Safety Net Programs Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced key dates for producers regarding the 2014 Farm Bill established programs, Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Important dates to remember include: September 29, 2014 – February […]

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