Press Releases

May 21, 2015

Senate Ag Committee Approves Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Bill Today the Senate Agriculture Committee marked up and unanimously approved bipartisan legislation offered by Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to reauthorize the Grain Standards Act (GSA). In addition to reauthorizing the GSA for five years, the legislation includes several important provisions […]

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U.S Wheat Growers Call for Equal Trade in Canada

May 21, 2015

Following is a joint statement from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW). Yesterday, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) jointly called for improvements in Canada’s treatment of U.S. wheat classes in a letter to Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Gerry Ritz, and […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 14, 2015

May 14, 2015

Industry Partners Support National Wheat Yield Contest Launching this fall with the planting of the 2015-2016 winter wheat crop, the National Wheat Foundation’s (NWF) National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC) will provide an opportunity for U.S. wheat growers to compete against their peers to help build a reliable and consistent supply of high quality wheat for […]

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NAWG Hires Joehl as Director of Research and Technology

May 12, 2015

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announces the addition of Steve Joehl as director of research and technology to the wheat growers’ team. Joehl will be responsible for coordinating programs to enhance and expedite the commercialization of wheat innovations through public and private research programs. He will also lead federal research appropriations and other […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: May 7, 2015

May 7, 2015

NAWG Staff Participates in Kansas Wheat Tour This week, NAWG legislative director Josh Tonsager joined a group of more than 90 participants from across the globe for the Wheat Quality Tour in Kansas. The participants stopped at several hundred hard red winter wheat fields across the state, gaining first-hand experience and understanding of this year’s […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: April 30, 2015

April 30, 2015

House Ag Committee Approves Grain Standards Act Legislation The House Agriculture Committee considered legislation today to reauthorize the Grain Standards Act (GSA). The proposed legislation—introduced by Chairman Conaway, Ranking Member Peterson, Subcommittee Chairman Crawford, and Subcommittee Ranking Member Walz—would reauthorize GSA for five years. It includes some transparency provisions as well as changes to the […]

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NAWG Applauds Introduction of the Federal Water Quality Protection Act

April 30, 2015

During a press conference today, a bipartisan group of senators announced the Federal Water Quality Protection Act that requires the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to rewrite the proposed waters of the U.S. regulation. President of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), Brett Blankenship, issued the following statement. “We […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: April 23, 2015

April 23, 2015

Grain Standards Act Reauthorization Efforts Underway On Monday, NAWG sent a letter to members of the House Agriculture Committee concerning NAWG’s priorities for reauthorization of the Grain Standards Act. The Act, which governs grain inspections for export and authorizes the Federal Grain Inspection Service (FGIS), is up for reauthorization this year and is under consideration […]

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NAWG Urges Close Oversight Over Federal Grain Inspection Service

April 21, 2015

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) sent a letter to the House Agriculture Committee concerning the Grains Standards Act that is up for reauthorization at the end of September. NAWG believes there must be a mechanism in place to ensure that the flow of trade is not disrupted and urges Congress to reject attempts […]

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NAWG Update: April 16, 2015

April 16, 2015

USDA Issues Conservation Compliance Rule On Thursday, April 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) posted its final conservation compliance rule for federal crop insurance premium support. It is available here for review and will be officially published in the Federal Register next week, followed by a 60-day public comment period. NAWG staff joined others from the […]

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