Press Releases

NAWG Encouraged by District Court’s Action Against WOTUS

August 28, 2015

NAWG is pleased by the thoughtful action of the North Dakota district court late Thursday to block implementation of the Waters of the U.S. regulation. The parties involved in the temporary injunction will not be subject to the new rule, effective today, and instead will be subject to prior regulation. Regarding the court’s action, NAWG […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: August 27, 2015

August 27, 2015

WOTUS Regulation Takes Effect on Friday The implementation date of the Waters of the U.S. regulation is Friday, August 28. Lawsuits are pending and states have requested an injunction to stop the regulation from taking effect, but as of the time this was published, no decisions have been made. NAWG urges members to continue to […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: August 20, 2015

August 20, 2015

Congress Set to Tackle Number of Issues in September The House of Representatives and Senate are in August recess until after Labor Day. NAWG encourages producers to meet with their Members of Congress and Senators to discuss issues you’re confronting in your operations and to provide input about Farm Bill implementation. When Congress returns, both […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: August 13, 2015

August 13, 2015

NWF Accepting Applications for Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) has partnered with BASF for the fourth consecutive year to award four students who have a personal connection to the wheat industry and a planned career path in agriculture the Jerry Minore Memorial Scholarship. NWF is now accepting applications for the scholarship. […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: August 6, 2015

August 6, 2015

Internal Memos on Waters of the US Regulation Released The House Oversight & Government Reform Committee posted internal memos from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that express concern over the Environmental Protection Agency’s action on the Waters of the U.S. regulation. The documents, marked “Litigation Sensitive” show concern from within the Corps about the […]

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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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