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NAWG Weekly Update: April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

President Obama Endorses Biotechnology in Agriculture A personal letter from President Barack Obama to Julie Borlaug, granddaughter of Dr. Norman Borlaug, in which he clearly states his support for the use of biotechnology in agriculture, was made public this week. In the letter, sent to Ms. Borlaug following the unveiling of a statue of her […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: April 10, 2014

April 10, 2014

National Wheat Improvement Committee Research Fly-In Held in D.C. The 2014 National Wheat Improvement Committee held their annual research fly-in this week in Washington, D.C. Wheat farmers and researchers visited Members of Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) officials to discuss the importance of federally funded research through the Agricultural Research Service, National […]

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Wheat Growers Support Introduction of Federal GMO Labeling Bill

April 9, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers welcomes the introduction of legislation that would establish a voluntary federal labeling standard for foods and beverages made with genetically modified ingredients, also known as GMOs. The proposed Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, sponsored by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) and G.K Butterfield (D-N.C.), would authorize the Food and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: April 3, 2014

April 3, 2014

Ryan Budget Calls for Deeper Cuts to SNAP and Farm Programs On Wednesday the House Budget Committee marked-up the latest budget proposal from Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) which would cut $5 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. Part of those cuts would come from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), commonly referred to as […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 27, 2014

March 27, 2014

NAWG Celebrates National Ag Day NAWG staff participated in National Ag Day activities this week held across Washington, D.C. Official activities commenced with a standing-room only Agri-Pulse-hosted event on Mon., March 24, with Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant interviewing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden about the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill. […]

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Dr. Borlaug, Renowned Wheat Researcher, Recognized on Ag Day

March 26, 2014

Washington, D.C. – Dr. Norman Borlaug would have turned 100 this year on March 25. In his honor, the State of Iowa unveiled the 7-ft. bronze statue to be displayed in the National Statuary Hall Collection during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday. Known as one of the greatest agricultural scientists, Dr. […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 20, 2014

March 20, 2014

House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Talks 2015 Budget U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack testified last Friday before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on the Department’s 2015 budget. The discussion focused mainly on food—school meals, food stamps and food safety. Subcommittee Chairman Robert Aderholt urged the Secretary to consider temporary waivers for school meal […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 13, 2014

March 13, 2014

USDA Begins Farm Bill Listening Sessions The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) held listening sessions this week to hear from stakeholders regarding the implementation of the Agricultural Act of 2014, commonly known as the Farm Bill. NAWG staff participated in the session regarding conservation and research programs operated by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and […]

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Wheat Growers Elect New President at Annual Meeting

February 28, 2014

San Antonio, Texas – Kansas wheat farmer Paul Penner was elected as the new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) at the Association’s Board of Directors meeting Thursday. “I’m very excited to serve as NAWG president and am looking forward to a productive year. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve […]

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Farm Bill Signed Into Law

February 7, 2014

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is excited to announce the passage of The Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. President Obama signed the Bill into law at Michigan State University on Friday. Michigan State University was the first land grant university created in the country and is also the […]

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