Bill Ongstad Receives NDGGA Kernel Award for Farming

The NDGGA awarded Bill Ongstad the 2016 Kernel Award for Farming, which is given to a member of North Dakota’s agricultural farming community who has shown outstanding service in North Dakota wheat and barley industries. Bill is a lifelong farmer from Harvey, North Dakota. He attended Manfred Grade School and Fessenden High School before graduating [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:27-05:00December 15th, 2016|News|

NAWG Weekly Update November 17, 2016

As a reminder, due to the holidays next week, the next NAWG Weekly Update will be two weeks from now, December 1. WILOT Class of 2016 Attends Training in St. Louis This week, the Wheat Industry Leaders of Tomorrow (WILOT) Class of 2016 is taking place in St, Louis Missouri. Sponsored and produced annually by [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:33-05:00November 21st, 2016|News|

NAWG Weekly Update October 27, 2016

NAWG Welcomes Obama Administration’s Abstaining from U.N. Vote on Cuba Embargo This week, the U.S. abstained from the 25th consecutive United Nations General Assembly Resolution condemning the Cuban Embargo. The U.S.’s abstaining from the vote is a departure from the last 24 years, as the U.S. has given an opposition vote to the resolution each year [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:39-05:00October 28th, 2016|News|

U.S. Wheat Farmers Participate in USDA Export Promotion Programs that Boost U.S. Farm Export Value by 15 Percent, Create Thousands of Jobs

ARLINGTON, Virginia — Agricultural export market development programs funded through the Farm Bill have contributed an average of $8.2 billion per year, a total of more than $309 billion, to farm export revenue between 1977 and 2014 according to a new study conducted by noted land grant university economists. "In other words, these programs have [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:46-05:00October 17th, 2016|News|

NAWG Weekly Update October 6, 2016

USDA Sends Out 2015 Crop Year ARC, PLC Payments On Tuesday, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced farm program payments would be going out for the 2015 crop year through the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) County program and the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program, which were both created in the 2014 Farm Bill. These [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:52-05:00October 6th, 2016|News|

Written Testimony of the NAWG Gordon Stoner, President Before the Senate Agriculture Committee

The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Current State of the Farm Economy September 21, 2016  Chairman Roberts, Ranking Member Stabenow, thank you for holding this hearing to review the “Current State of the Farm Economy.” Following several years of widespread drought in many areas as well as overly wet conditions in others, wheat farmers [...]

2018-01-15T10:47:13-05:00September 26th, 2016|News|

NAWG Weekly Update September 22, 2016

NAWG Submits Testimony for Senate Ag Committee Farm Economy Hearing On Wednesday, the Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing to review the state of the farm economy, which included testimony from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack.  Particularly given the limited Congressional schedule in September, the scheduling of this hearing highlights the high level attention that Chairman [...]

2018-01-15T10:47:01-05:00September 22nd, 2016|News|

Wheat Growers Welcome Trade Enforcement Action on Chinese Market Support Programs

Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) welcome the Obama Administration’s new trade enforcement action against China at the World Trade Organization (WTO). The significant investigative effort by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) followed five years of [...]

2018-01-15T10:47:07-05:00September 13th, 2016|News|

NAWG Weekly Update September 8, 2016

NAWG Leaders, Staff Visit West Coast This week, NAWG President Gordon Stoner, Vice President David Schemm, CEO Chandler Goule and policy staff members were in Portland, Oregon for a series of meetings to discuss rail transportation, international trade, and agricultural research.  As part of the trip, the participants toured the Port of Vancouver to get [...]

2018-01-15T10:47:19-05:00September 9th, 2016|News|

NAWG Weekly Update September 1, 2016

Decade Lows in Wheat Prices Supports Need for Effective Farm Bill Washington, D.C.  – Record yields across the U.S. and favorable conditions around the world this harvest season have brought the lowest price of wheat in nearly a decade, with wheat futures down, causing a dilemma for elevator operators as an oversupply of wheat has [...]

2018-01-15T10:47:28-05:00September 2nd, 2016|News|