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NAWG Weekly Update: July 30, 2015

July 30, 2015

TPP Ministerial Conference Held in Hawaii Top negotiators from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks are meeting this week in Maui, Hawaii. Though the content of the negotiations have remained secret, press reports have indicated that some of the major remaining issues being discussed include currency manipulation and dairy policy. It is possible negotiations could […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 23, 2015

July 23, 2015

House Passes Food Labeling Bill Today the House passed HR 1599, the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, in a 275-150 vote. The bill, led by Rep. Pompeo (R-KS) and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) and co-sponsored by 106 House members, pre-empts states patchwork efforts to mandatory labeling of GMO products and create a USDA […]

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NAWG Praises House Passage of Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, Looks Forward to Senate Action

July 23, 2015

NAWG praises members of the United States House of Representatives for passing the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act by a 275-150 vote today and establishing a uniform, science-based, voluntary food labeling standard. “The bipartisan efforts showcased today reflects the support from American consumers and farmers toward a consistent and transparent food label that is […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 16, 2015

July 16, 2015

NAWG Participates in U.S. Wheat Board, Joint Committee Meetings NAWG leaders and staff were in San Diego, Calif., this week for U.S. Wheat Associates’ summer board meeting and meetings of the Joint Biotech Committee (JBC) and the Joint International Trade Policy Committee (JITPC).  During the JBC meeting, Committee members heard from USW and NAWG staff […]

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Growers Affected by Vomitoxin, Proper Reporting Essential to 
Crop Insurance Eligibility

July 14, 2015

Harvest season is in full swing for much of the country’s wheat growers. This year’s added precipitation has made disease more prominent in many wheat-growing states including Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency, high levels of vomitoxin may result in either a discount in price or […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 9, 2015

July 9, 2015

House Appropriations Committee Advances FY 2016 Ag Spending Bill The House Appropriations Committee considered and approved its version of the FY 2016 Agriculture Appropriations bill on Wednesday, July 8. The bill contains about $143.9 billion in both discretionary and mandatory spending, which is $3.2 billion below the President’s budget request. Within that spending is about $20.65 […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 2, 2015

July 2, 2015

Action on Clean Water Rule Results in Lawsuits The regulation defining Waters of the United States under the Clean Water Act was officially printed in the Federal Register this week. This public printing designated a final action that starts a 60-day countdown for implementation and cleared the way for legal action. In response, four lawsuits […]

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U.S. Wheat Growers See TPA as First Step to Increased Export Opportunity

June 29, 2015

Following is a joint statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW). Today marks the end of a successful bipartisan effort and the beginning of better prospects for agricultural trade as President Obama signs Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) into law. “With reauthorization of TPA, the President has a prime […]

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Wheat Growers Commend Trade Commitment

June 24, 2015

The Senate once again affirmed its commitment to world trade today by passing legislation to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority with a 60-38 vote. NAWG President Brett Blankenship issued the following statement: “Wheat farmers commend the Senate and the House of Representatives for renewing their commitment to trade and reauthorizing Trade Promotion Authority. As the U.S. […]

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NAWG Welcomes Senate Cloture Vote, Looks Forward to TPA Passage

June 23, 2015

Today, the Senate voted to invoke cloture to bring the final vote on Trade Promotion Authority to the full Senate tomorrow. Following is a statement from NAWG President Brett Blankenship, wheat grower from Washtucna, Wash.: “We are extremely pleased the Senate showed their commitment to trade today as they prepare for a final vote on […]

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