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NAWG Weekly Update: March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

Senate and House Consider Budget Resolutions On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted its FY 2016 budget resolution on a vote of 228-199. The version of the budget resolution approved by the full House reflects the version passed by the House Budget Committee last week, but it includes an additional $2 billion for a […]

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Wheat Growers Express Concern over IARC Glyphosate Reclassification

March 26, 2015

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) expressed concern about the claims of a recent, stand-alone report by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) that moves to reclassify glyphosate as a probable human carcinogen. NAWG President Brett Blankenship, a wheat farmer from Washtucna, Wash., provided the following statement on the issue: “I appreciate […]

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NAWG Applauds Introduction of the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

March 25, 2015

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) applauds the introduction today of legislation that will create a national, science-based labeling standard for foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and urges Congress to quickly pass the bill. “We are pleased by the introduction of this bipartisan legislation. A uniform standard will bring the clarity desired by […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 19, 2015

March 19, 2015

Tonsager Joins Wheat Growers’ Policy Team This week NAWG announced the addition of Joshua Tonsager to lead the organization’s Washington-based government affairs team. Tonsager will serve as legislative director for NAWG, overseeing the policy team and leading the associations work on transportation and research and technology issues. Most recently, Tonsager served as a Legislative Assistant […]

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Tonsager Joins Wheat Growers’ Policy Team

March 16, 2015

Wheat Growers Welcome Former Sen. Johnson Staff to Head Policy Team Washington D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announces the addition of agriculture policy veteran Joshua Tonsager to lead the organization’s Washington-based government affairs team. Tonsager will serve as legislative director for NAWG, overseeing the policy team and will be working on […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 12, 2015

March 12, 2015

U.S. Wheat Organizations Join USACC in Renewing Call for End to Cuban Embargo After participating in a “learning journey” to Cuba, March 1 to 4, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) joined members of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC) in reiterating a call for Congress to end […]

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U.S. Wheat Organizations Join Renewed Call for End to Cuban Embargo

March 12, 2015

Following is a joint statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW). Washington, D.C. — After participating in a “learning journey” to Cuba March 1 to 4, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) have joined members of the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 5, 2015

March 5, 2015

NAWG President Blankenship Attends White House Briefing On Tuesday, NAWG’s newly elected president Brett Blankenship attended a briefing at the White House with senior Administration officials to discuss President Obama’s export and international trade agenda. Among the senior administration officials present were Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Ambassador Darci Vetter, who serves as Chief […]

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NAWG Officer Team Installed at Commodity Classic

March 3, 2015

March 3, 2015 –Washington wheat farmer Bret Blankenship was elected as the new President of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) at the Association’s Board of Directors meeting Thursday, February 26. “I’m looking forward to a very productive year for NAWG and America’s wheat growers. I have high expectations for my tenure, and I […]

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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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