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NAWG Weekly Updates, April 04, 2019

NAWG Speaks to Nebraska FFA Group on the Role Policy Plays in Agriculture On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 Josh Tonsager, NAWG’s Vice President of Policy and Communications, met with Nebraska FFA juniors and seniors to discuss the role policy plays in agriculture. Tonsager provided the group with an overview of some current impacts of trade…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, March 28, 2019

PRESS RELEASE: National Wheat Improvement Committee (NWIC) Holds Annual Washington Fly-In to Discuss Research Priorities for Wheat This week a group of researchers, growers, and millers took to Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of wheat research and appropriations priorities for FY 2020. The National Wheat Improvement Committee (NWIC) is composed of 24 voting members…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, March 21, 2019

NAWG Issues Statement in Response to Flooding in the Midwest As historical flooding hits the Midwest, NAWG extends its support and consideration to those farmers and ranchers who are facing the devastating aftermath. Additionally, NAWG issued a statement highlighting the importance of crop insurance and urging Congress and the Administration to continue to strengthen the…

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U.S. Wheat Associates – Wheat Letter

March 21, 2019 Precision Agriculture Advances Sustainable Wheat Production Originally published March 11, 2019 By Steve Mercer, USW Vice President of Communications No two wheat fields in the world are alike. The fact is, there can be wide variations within a field or even a very small sections of a field. Not that long ago,…

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Articles of Interest- Thursday, March 21, 2019

Brazil Agrees to Let Some Wheat Enter Duty-Free, an Opening for U.S. Grain Successful Farming – 03/20/2019 Wheat growers declared victory — “a big win” — with Brazil’s agreement on Tuesday to allow duty-free import of wheat grown outside of a South American trading bloc. The so-called tariff-rate quota could result in exports worth more…

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NAWG Weekly Updates

The 2019 NAWG/USW Winter Conference is scheduled for February 12-15, 2019 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in downtown Washington, D.C. As a result, NAWG will not be sending out its weekly updates. The agenda for the conference can be found  here. NAWG Participants in BNSF Annual Meeting On February 6, 2018, NAWG VP of Policy…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, January 31, 2019

Field to Market Announces Three-Year Strategic Plan, Welcomes New Board Members On January 29, 2019, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture launched a new three-year strategic plan. The 2019-2021 Strategic Plan builds on more than a decade of Field to Market’s role as the leading multi-stakeholder organization committed to defining, measuring and advancing…

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NAWG Weekly Updates, January 24, 2019

NAWG Provides Update on Congress to Kansas Wheat Board On January 23, 2019, NAWG VP of Policy and Communications Josh Tonsager and Government Relations Representative Craig Berning, via conference call, joined the Kansas Wheat Grower’s board meeting to discuss the lay of the land for Congress in light of the government shutdown. Additionally, Tonsager and…

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NWF Officially Opens 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest

Washington D.C. (January 17, 2019) – The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting grower enrollment for the 2019 National Wheat Yield Contest! The Contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. The Foundation is accepting entries for Winter…

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