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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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NAWG, State Wheat Groups Urge Congress to Move on TPP

April 11, 2016

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and 17 state wheat organizations have 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 Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: 4/7/2016

April 8, 2016

Senate Committees Review Farm Bill Programs, Funding Needs The Senate Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee held a hearing on Tuesday to discuss the opportunities available to military veterans who return to civilian life with a desire to explore farming and agriculture as a way to transition into their post-military careers. USDA has in the past funded similar […]

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NAWG Weekly Update March 31, 2016

March 31, 2016

Cover Crop Survey Underway The Conservation Technology Information Center (CTIC), the USDA Sustainable Research and Education (SARE) Program and the American Seed Trade Association are conducting a cover crop survey to gather information on whether or not producers are planting cover crops. The fourth annual survey should take 5-15 minutes to complete and is seeking […]

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