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NAWG Weekly Update: July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

Wheat Growers Seek Passage of Pesticide Permitting Bill NAWG is urging growers and state associations to contact their Members of Congress and urge them to vote in support of H.R. 935, the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act prior to August recess. H.R. 935 would eliminate the requirement for a Clean Water Act National Pollution Discharge Elimination System […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 17, 2014

July 17, 2014

FSA Takes Action on CRP Changes On July 15, the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a draft Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (SPEIS) for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) based on the changes made in the 2014 Farm Bill. The Farm Service Agency (FSA) is taking action on the new provisions included in […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: July 10, 2014

July 10, 2014

NAWG Files Comments on Waters of the U.S. Interpretive Rule This week NAWG submitted comments on the Interpretive Rule (IR) related to certain conservation practices and “dredge and fill” permits under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released an IR linking 56 Natural Resources […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

House Passes CFTC Reauthorization The House passed reauthorization legislation for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Tuesday. The measure includes provisions that would require electronic confirmation of customer fund account balances held at depository institutions. It would also require the CFTC to conduct cost-benefit analyses of its proposed regulations. Provisions aim to scale back […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: June 19, 2014

June 19, 2014

House Agriculture Committee Meets to Discuss Clean Water Act Exemptions The House Agriculture Committee Subcommittee on Conservation, Energy and Forestry, held a public hearing to review the interpretive rule regarding the applicability of the Clean Water Act (CWA) on agricultural exemptions. Chairman Glenn ‘GT’ Thompson (R-Pa.) presided over the hearing, which included two panels. The CWA was […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: June 12, 2014

June 12, 2014

WRRDA Signed Into Law The Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2014 was signed into law on Tuesday. “NAWG is pleased the president signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 into law today,” commented NAWG President, Paul Penner, a wheat farmer from Hillsboro, Kan. “This bipartisan bill signals how vital […]

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WRRDA Signed into Law

June 11, 2014

Washington, D.C. – June 11, 2014 – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud the passage of the Water Resources Reform Act (WRRDA) of 2014. President Obama signed WRRDA into law today. “NAWG is pleased the president signed the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014 into law […]

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National Festival Highlights Wheat

June 6, 2014

Wheat weavers, farmers, bakers, millers and educators will greet visitors to the United States Botanic Garden (USBG) on Saturday, June 14 as part of the Amber Waves of Grain Family Festival. The Festival runs from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and highlights the USBG’s summer exhibit on the history and beauty of wheat. The festival […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014

 Australia, Canada and U.S. Groups Reconfirm Commitment to Innovation and Biotechnology in Wheat Sixteen organizations in Australia, Canada and the United States representing producers and millers publicly confirmed support for innovation in wheat, including the future commercialization of biotechnology today. The statement comes five years after an original document was signed. This new pledge welcomes […]

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Australian, Canadian and U.S. Groups Reconfirm Commitment to Innovation and Biotechnology in Wheat

June 5, 2014

Sixteen organizations in the Australia, Canada and the United States representing producers and millers together publicly confirmed  support for innovation in wheat, including the future commercialization of biotechnology. The statement, which lays out shared commitments for the responsible advancement of biotech traits and other breeding advancements in wheat, comes five years after an original document […]

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