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NAWG Weekly Update 6/16/16

June 16, 2016

NAWG Comments on Pesticide Registration Process NAWG provided comments in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their efforts to review pesticides and develop assessments related to endangered and threatened species. The letter stated that NAWG is concerned about the process for reviewing pesticides, the data used to create the biological evaluations, and […]

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National Wheat Yield Contest Spurs Innovation

June 6, 2016

Washington, DC – Spring wheat growers still have an opportunity to enter the spring wheat sector of the National Wheat Foundation’s (NWF) National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC), as the final date to register an entry is August 1. Registration for the Fall Wheat sector of the contest ended May 1. National winners will be announced […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 6/2/16

June 2, 2016

  NAWG Comments on New Herbicide Quelex NAWG recently provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed label for Quelex herbicide with Arylex active. Developed by Dow AgroSciences, Quelex is a low-dose, post-emergence herbicide which is the first new active ingredient herbicide brought to the market for wheat crops in over twenty […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 5/26/16

May 26, 2016

Goule Selected as New NAWG CEO The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announced this week the selection of Chandler Goule as its new Chief Executive Officer. Goule, currently Senior Vice President of Programs at the National Farmers Union (NFU), comes to NAWG with eleven years of agriculture policy experience on the House side of […]

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Goule Selected as New NAWG CEO

May 24, 2016

Washington, DC – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announced today the selection of Chandler Goule as its new Chief Executive Officer. Goule, currently Senior Vice President of Programs at the National Farmers Union (NFU), comes to NAWG with eleven years of agriculture policy experience on the House side of Capitol Hill and will […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 5/19/16

May 19, 2016

World Health Organization Says Certain Crop Protection Tools Unlikely to Cause Cancer This week the World Health Organization and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations concluded that Glyphosate, Diazinon and Malathion are unlikely to pose a carcinogenic risk to humans from exposure through diet. These determinations by the joint international panel on […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 5/12/2016

May 12, 2016

NAWG Farmer Leaders Hit the Hill, Meet with Farm Groups This week, the officers of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) were in Washington, D.C., to participate in a number of organizational and policy meetings. To begin the week, the officers met with NAWG staff to review the organization’s resolutions and discuss strategy for […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 5, 2016

May 6, 2016

NRCS, FSA Prompted to Re-Evaluate, Improve Conservation Compliance Reviews The USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) released an interim audit report that the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Farm Service Agency (FSA) need to improve their method for reviewing conservation compliance. In its investigation, the OIG revealed that only one FSA program, the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 4/21/16

April 21, 2016

FY 2017 Appropriations Work Underway On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Committee considered and approved its versions of the FY 2017 Agriculture and Energy & Water Appropriations bills. For the Agriculture spending bill, the legislation would provide $21.3 billion in discretionary spending, which is $451 million below the FY 2016 enacted level and $281 million below […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 4/14/2016  

April 14, 2016

NAWG Continues Call for Immediate Congressional Action on TPP On Monday, NAWG and 17 state wheat grower associations joined a wide coalition of agricultural organizations in urging Congress to act quickly on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). In a letter to U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader […]

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