Press Releases

NAWG Welcomes ARC and PLC Farm Payment Relief 

October 4, 2016

Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced farm program payments would be going out beginning today for the 2015 crop year through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) County program and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which were both created in the 2014 Farm Bill. These programs provide essential […]

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NAWG Welcomes Dialogue on Benefits of Voluntary Conservation

September 22, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry is holding a public hearing regarding voluntary conservation practices in the rehabilitation of the Chesapeake Bay. Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Jason Weller and Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding will be testifying.   NAWG is pleased to see action being taken […]

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NAWG Applauds Senate Prioritization of Farm Economy Amidst Low Prices

September 21, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing on the Current State of the Farm Economy, with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifying. NAWG submitted testimony to the Committee discussing the dire economic conditions in wheat country, conveying the importance of current safety net and risk management tools. With Congress in session […]

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NAWG Continues to Push for Market Access to Cuba

September 14, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) submitted testimony to the House Committee on Agriculture leadership, Chairman Conaway and Ranking Member Peterson, in regards to the House Committee on Agriculture hearing on American Agriculture Trade with Cuba. The hearing was held to provide interested parties the opportunity to expand on their […]

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Wheat Industry Welcomes End to Japan’s Temporary Suspension of White Wheat Imports

September 1, 2016

Washington, D.C. — National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are pleased that Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) resumed tenders this week for new purchases of U.S. Western White (WW) wheat, a blend of soft white and club wheat. On Sept. 1, 2016, MAFF announced it had purchased 58,000 […]

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Decade Lows in Wheat Prices Supports Need for Effective Farm Bill

August 29, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Record yields across the U.S. and favorable conditions around the world this harvest season have brought the lowest price of wheat in nearly a decade, with wheat futures down, causing a dilemma for elevator operators as an oversupply of wheat has caused over-capacity in some areas. Affecting everyone from farmers to agriculture […]

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Marshall Secures Victory in Primary Over Incumbent Huelskamp

August 3, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Last night, Dr. Roger Marshall from Kansas’ First district won the primary against three-term incumbent Rep. Tim Huelskamp, after a closely-followed race. Marshall, endorsed by the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and several other national and state agriculture groups, won with 57 percent of the vote to secure himself the candidacy. Marshall’s […]

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NAWG Endorses Newcomer Dr. Marshall for Kansas’ First District U.S. Representative

July 26, 2016

Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers is excited to endorse Dr. Roger Marshall for the U.S. House of Representatives from the First district of Kansas. As a native Kansan, Marshall values the hard work of farmers, the importance of protecting crop insurance and the farm economy, and projecting the voices of Kansas farmers […]

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National Wheat Foundation Celebrates Legacy and Building

July 18, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Thirty-eight years ago, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Glenn Moore was nearing the end of his tenure when he realized that the way to ensure NAWG’s continuing influence as a commodity organization in Washington, D.C. was to purchase a building and build NAWG’s visibility. This week, NAWG and the National […]

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GMO Labeling Bill Heading to White House

July 14, 2016

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, the House passed the GMO labeling agreement designed by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, by a vote of 306 to 117. The Senate passed the bill last Thursday by a vote of 63 to 30, advancing the agreement on to the House this week, […]

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