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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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U.S. Wheat Farmers Anticipate Increased Trade Opportunities With Cuba

December 17, 2014

Following is a joint statement from U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers. WASHINGTON, DC—December 17, 2014—The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud President Obama’s announcement today that the United States will begin discussions to renew diplomatic relations with Cuba, which will make it easier for […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: December 11, 2014

December 11, 2014

Cromnibus Conquers (Updated 12/12/14) After a week of frantic negotiations and strange bedfellows, the House of Representatives passed its $1.1 trillion continuing resolution omnibus package (CRomnibus) at just before 10:00PM last night, which will fund the government through September and the Department of Homeland Security until February.  Passed by a thin margin of 219-206, the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: December 4, 2014

December 4, 2014

House Addresses Tax Extenders Issue The House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to address several expired tax policies affecting farmers and ranchers yesterday. The House-passed legislation provides a one-year extension and includes the following pieces relevant to America’s wheat farmers: Extends the Sec. 179 small business deduction of up to $500,000 for new/used equipment (Sec. 127 […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014

NAWG Files Comments on Waters of the U.S. Regulation Late last week, NAWG joined a coalition of state and national agriculture organizations in filing written comments in opposition to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. regulation citing expanded jurisdictional authority, lack of clarity and asking for the withdrawal of the proposal. The letter states, […]

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