Press Releases

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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NAWG Weekly Update: June 18, 2015

June 18, 2015

House Passes Trade Promotion Authority Efforts to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) have taken multiple turns over the past week. Last Friday, the House passed legislation to reauthorize TPA; however, the House also voted down a bill to reauthorize Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA). The rule for consideration required that both bills pass in order to […]

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Wheat Growers Applaud TPA Passage

June 18, 2015

NAWG praised the U.S. House of Representatives for reauthorizing Trade Promotion Authority that passed with a 218-208 vote. NAWG President Brett Blankenship issued the following statement: “Trade Promotion Authority is undeniably important to the U.S. wheat industry and American agriculture. On behalf of U.S. wheat growers, we applaud the House for their commitment to increasing […]

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NAWG Applauds House Subcommittee for Highlighting Need for Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act

June 18, 2015

Today NAWG applauded the House Energy and Commerce Health subcommittee for holding an important hearing on the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act and demonstrating the urgent need for legislation that would establish uniform, science-based food labeling standards. “The current situation of individual states having unique labeling requirements is not workable or sustainable. NAWG supports […]

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NAWG Pleased with TPA Passage

June 12, 2015

NAWG is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives today took a step to show that there is support for reauthorizing Trade Promotion Authority. Following the vote, NAWG President, Brett Blankenship made the following statement: “I’m pleased that the House has the votes to approve Trade Promotion Authority. For those voting yes, it was a courageous […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: June 11, 2015

June 11, 2015

Urge Your Members to Support TPA The House of Representatives is considering legislation this week to reauthorize Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a key tool to completing multilateral trade negotiations. The legislation is expected to receive a vote by the full Chamber on Friday, June 12. The vote is expected to be close, and NAWG President […]

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Wheat Growers Express Concern Over Water Rule

June 9, 2015

The U.S. Environmental Protect Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently released the final rule interpreting the definition of “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act. The National Association of Wheat Growers sees this as creating more confusion for farmers, not less. “The final WOTUS rule extends well beyond the intent of the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update: June 4, 2015

June 4, 2015

NPDES Fix Reintroduced in Senate Yesterday Senators Crapo (R-ID) and McCaskill (D-MO) reintroduced legislation to end the need for a National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit for certain pesticide applications. “NAWG applauds the introduction of this legislation that would bring regulatory clarity on pesticide applications and we urge the Senate to pass the bill,” said […]

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