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NAWG Weekly Update: February 19, 2015

February 19, 2015

2015 Commodity Classic Begins Next Week in Phoenix Next week, thousands of the country’s top wheat, sorghum, corn and soybean producers will gather in Phoenix, Ariz. for the 2015 Commodity Classic. While you’re at the trade show, be sure to stop by the NAWG booth to learn fun facts about wheat and sign up for […]

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Senators Move Forward with Bill to End Cuban Embargo

February 13, 2015

Following is a joint statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW). On Feb. 12, 2015, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced major legislation that would end the U.S. trade embargo of Cuba. The bill would end the restrictions on U.S. companies doing […]

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NAWG Weekly Update February 12, 2015

February 12, 2015

Determined to Prevent Export Slowdowns at U.S. Ports, NAWG Signs Coalition Letter Over the last year, the American agriculture industry has been plagued by multiple slowdowns at our nation’s ports, from which the food supply chain delivers high quality nutritious food to every corner of the globe. Currently, our industry is facing another blow to […]

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NAWG Weekly Update February 5, 2015

February 5, 2015

NAWG Joins Fellow Ag Groups in Letter to Congress Regarding Proposed Crop Insurance Cuts The National Association of Wheat Growers this week signed a letter to the House and Senate Budget Committees Chairs and Ranking Members, voicing concerns over the President’s proposed budget cuts to some elements of crop insurance. The group of more than […]

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NAWG Weekly Update January 29, 2015

January 30, 2015

Rep. Robert Gibbs Awarded Wheat Leader of the Year Award Ohio Representative Robert “Bob” Gibbs was selected for the 2014 Wheat Leader of the Year Award by the NAWG at the annual Wheat Industry Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. NAWG president, Paul Penner, a farmer from Kansas, presented Rep. Gibbs the award Wednesday morning in […]

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Rep. Bob Gibbs Named Wheat Leader of the Year

January 28, 2015

U.S. House of Representative from Ohio Robert “Bob” Gibbs was selected as the 2014 Wheat Leader of the Year Award by the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) at the annual Wheat Industry Winter Conference in Washington, D.C. NAWG President Paul Penner, a farmer from Kansas, presented Representative Gibbs the award this morning in Rep. […]

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NAWG Weekly Update January 22, 2015

January 22, 2015

President’s State of the Union Address Focuses on Trade President Obama gave his sixth State of the Union speech to congress this week. The President briefly paid homage to his home state of Illinois for its “rich farmland”, although agriculture was not a central theme, and he proceeded to touch on a few issues relevant […]

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NAWG Weekly Update January 15, 2015

January 15, 2015

House Passes Regulatory Reform Bill On Tuesday, the House of Representatives approved H.R. 185, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2015. The legislation is first in what is expected to be a year of congressional activity addressing regulatory burdens. H.R. 185 requires that government agencies select the least costly option when developing a regulation. The bill sponsor […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: January 8, 2015

January 8, 2015

New Congress Begins On Tuesday, the 114th Congress was sworn in on Capitol Hill, beginning the new session. Both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees see new leadership in Chairmans Conaway (R-TX) and Roberts (R-KS), the Senate, now with republican majority, will have a new Majority Leader in McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker Boehner (R-OH) will […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: December 18, 2014

December 18, 2014

President Obama Announces Cuban Thaw The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement on Wednesday that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for Cuba to buy U.S. agricultural products, including wheat. We anticipate that these re-established […]

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