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NAWG Weekly Update: December 1, 2016

December 1, 2016

California Court Rules in Favor of EPA on Pesticide Lawsuit, NAWG Pleased Last week, a California federal court ruled in favor of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and an industry coalition including CropLife America and NAWG on a lawsuit in which plaintiffs had asked the court to order EPA to regulate seeds treated with […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: November 17, 2016

November 17, 2016

As a reminder, due to the holidays next week, the next NAWG Weekly Update will be two weeks from now, December 1.  WILOT Class of 2016 Attends Training in St. Louis This week, the Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (WILOT) Class of 2016 is taking place in St, Louis Missouri. Sponsored and produced annually by […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: November 10, 2016

November 10, 2016

Last week, NAWG hosted and attended, in conjunction with U.S. Wheat Associates, the Fall Wheat Conference in Denver, Colorado.  NAWG and USW policy committees met and discussed policy priorities, heard from several speakers, and held joint and individual board meetings. An update from each committee is available below for your Weekly Update. Domestic Trade & […]

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Wheat Growers Urge Congressional Leadership to Allow a Vote on TPP

November 10, 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 Urge Congressional Leadership to Allow a Vote on TPP WASHINGTON D.C. — Nine months ago, following the signing of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the National Association of Wheat Growers […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 27, 2016

October 27, 2016

NAWG Welcomes Obama Administration’s Abstaining from U.N. Vote on Cuba Embargo This week, the U.S. abstained from the 25th consecutive United Nations General Assembly Resolution condemning the Cuban Embargo. The U.S.’s abstaining from the vote is a departure from the last 24 years, as the U.S. has given an opposition vote to the resolution each […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 20, 2016

October 20, 2016

NAWG President Participates in Farm Bill Panel This week, NAWG President Gordon Stoner attended a Farm Bill Discussion Forum hosted by Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont), where he participated in a panel discussing what is needed in the 2018 Farm Bill to assist producers through this period of low prices and surplus commodities. Stoner said the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 13, 2016

October 13, 2016

NAWG Attends Food Assistance and Food Security Conference This week USDA and USAID held the 2016 International Food Assistance and Food Security Conference in Des Moines, IA, prior to the World Food Prize events later in the week. The conference brought forth themes on how to secure the world from hunger, and the United States’ […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: October 6, 2016

October 6, 2016

USDA Sends Out 2015 Crop Year ARC, PLC Payments On Tuesday, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced farm program payments would be going out for the 2015 crop year through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) County program and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which were both created in the 2014 Farm Bill. […]

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NAWG Welcomes ARC and PLC Farm Payment Relief 

October 4, 2016

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced farm program payments would be going out beginning today for the 2015 crop year through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) County program and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which were both created in the 2014 Farm Bill. These programs provide essential […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: September 29, 2016

September 29, 2016

Congress Approves Continuing Resolution Keeping Government Open until December After weeks of political wrangling, the Senate and House of Representatives acted on a continuing resolution to enable government operations to continue at largely FY 2016 levels until December 9, 2016.  When Congress acts on CRs, Congressional leaders will usually minimize the inclusion of any extraneous […]

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