Wheat research is vital to wheat growers in the U.S. in order to improve productivity, reverse the declining acre trend and and help the U.S. wheat grower feed a growing global population in a sustainable way. Biotechnology is one of the plant science tools available for wheat researchers that provides the promise of productivity increases.
NAWG, along with U.S. Wheat Associates, supports the effort to add biotechnology to the tools used by breeders to improve wheat varieties. We are supportive of the technology because our grower-leadership understands the increasing number of challenges facing wheat producers that cannot be solved by traditional breeding techniques. And, we are committed to working with players throughout the wheat chain, as well as our domestic and international customers, to demonstrate support for the technology and ensure key milestones are met before any trait is introduced into the market.