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NAWG Weekly Update: September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016

NAWG Submits Testimony for Senate Ag Committee Farm Economy Hearing On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the state of the farm economy, which included testimony from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.  Particularly given the limited Congressional schedule in September, the scheduling of this hearing highlights the high level attention that Chairman […]

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Cuban flour millers exchange information with Kansas wheat farmers

September 22, 2016

by Marsha Boswell, Kansas Wheat Kansas Wheat is hosting an informational exchange with a group of Cuban flour mill professionals this week. This first-of-its-kind event allows these Cuban millers to experience Kansas farming and its wheat industry first hand. The millers represent two of the six flour mills in Cuba. Technical Specialist Marcelo Mitre from […]

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NAWG Welcomes Dialogue on Benefits of Voluntary Conservation

September 22, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry is holding a public hearing regarding voluntary conservation practices in the rehabilitation of the Chesapeake Bay. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will be testifying.   NAWG is pleased to see action being taken […]

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NAWG Applauds Senate Prioritization of Farm Economy Amidst Low Prices

September 21, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing on the Current State of the Farm Economy, with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifying. NAWG submitted testimony to the Committee discussing the dire economic conditions in wheat country, conveying the importance of current safety net and risk management tools. With Congress in session […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 15, 2016

September 15, 2016

Wheat Growers Welcome Trade Enforcement Action on Chinese Market Support Programs The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcome the Obama Administration’s new trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The significant investigative effort by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. […]

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NAWG Continues to Push for Market Access to Cuba

September 14, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) submitted testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture leadership, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson, in regards to the House Committee on Agriculture hearing on American Agriculture Trade with Cuba. The hearing was held to provide interested parties the opportunity to expand on their […]

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Wheat Growers Welcome Trade Enforcement Action on Chinese Market Support Programs

September 13, 2016

Contact:            Ainslie Campbell, Communications Manager, National Association of Wheat Growers, (201) 547-7800, acampbell@wheatworld.org Steve Mercer, Vice President of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates, (703) 650-0251, smercer@uswheat.org Wheat Growers Welcome Trade Enforcement Action on Chinese Market Support Programs Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcome the Obama Administration’s new […]

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NAWG Weekly Update September 8, 2016

September 8, 2016

NAWG Leaders, Staff Visit West Coast This week, NAWG President Gordon Stoner, Vice President David Schemm, CEO Chandler Goule and policy staff members were in Portland, Oregon for a series of meetings to discuss rail transportation, international trade, and agricultural research.  As part of the trip, the participants toured the Port of Vancouver to get […]

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NAWG Weekly Update September 1, 2016

September 1, 2016

Decade Lows in Wheat Prices Supports Need for Effective Farm Bill Record yields across the U.S. and favorable conditions around the world this harvest season have brought the lowest price of wheat in nearly a decade, with wheat futures down, causing a dilemma for elevator operators as an oversupply of wheat has caused over-capacity in […]

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Decade Lows in Wheat Prices Supports Need for Effective Farm Bill

August 29, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Record yields across the U.S. and favorable conditions around the world this harvest season have brought the lowest price of wheat in nearly a decade, with wheat futures down, causing a dilemma for elevator operators as an oversupply of wheat has caused over-capacity in some areas. Affecting everyone from farmers to agriculture […]

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