Press Releases

National Wheat Foundation Celebrates Legacy and Building

July 18, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Thirty-eight years ago, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Glenn Moore was nearing the end of his tenure when he realized that the way to ensure NAWG’s continuing influence as a commodity organization in Washington, D.C. was to purchase a building and build NAWG’s visibility. This week, NAWG and the National […]

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GMO Labeling Bill Heading to White House

July 14, 2016

Washington, D.C. – This afternoon, the House passed the GMO labeling agreement designed by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, by a vote of 306 to 117. The Senate passed the bill last Thursday by a vote of 63 to 30, advancing the agreement on to the House this week, […]

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Senate Comes Through to Heed Consumers’ Loud Calls for a National GMO Labeling Standard

July 8, 2016

Washington, D.C. – Yesterday, the Senate passed the GMO labeling agreement put forth by Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, by a vote of 63 to 30. Following the cloture vote on Wednesday, which passed 65-32, the bill needed a simply majority to pass in the Senate. NAWG supports the […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 6/16/16

June 16, 2016

NAWG Comments on Pesticide Registration Process NAWG provided comments in a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on their efforts to review pesticides and develop assessments related to endangered and threatened species. The letter stated that NAWG is concerned about the process for reviewing pesticides, the data used to create the biological evaluations, and […]

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National Wheat Yield Contest Spurs Innovation

June 6, 2016

Washington, DC – Spring wheat growers still have an opportunity to enter the spring wheat sector of the National Wheat Foundation’s (NWF) National Wheat Yield Contest (NWYC), as the final date to register an entry is August 1. Registration for the Fall Wheat sector of the contest ended May 1. National winners will be announced […]

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NAWG Weekly Update 6/2/16

June 2, 2016

  NAWG Comments on New Herbicide Quelex NAWG recently provided comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the proposed label for Quelex herbicide with Arylex active. Developed by Dow AgroSciences, Quelex is a low-dose, post-emergence herbicide which is the first new active ingredient herbicide brought to the market for wheat crops in over twenty […]

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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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