NDGGA President’s Report: Fall 2017

Greetings from Western North Dakota, I hope you all are completing this year’s harvest. For us this was a rather disappointing year. As with most drought crops, there were a few highlights, but overall our area was a disaster. Our early season crops were, on average, the worst we’ve seen since 2008. All of that [...]

2018-01-15T10:45:57-06:00November 17th, 2017|News|

NDGGA to Host Reception Celebrating 50th Anniversary

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is hosting a reception to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 16 at Sixteen 03 Main Events, 1603 East Main Ave. in Bismarck. The NDGGA will provide appetizers, and there will be a cash bar. NDGGA President John Weinand [...]

2017-11-08T16:57:13-06:00November 9th, 2017|News|

NDGGA Board Member Brad Thykeson Named State FSA Director

North Dakota Grain Growers Association Board of Directors member and former president Brad Thykeson has been named as the state director for the Farm Service Agency. In this role, Thykeson will help plan, organize and implement USDA policies across North Dakota. NDGGA President John Weinand says Thykeson has an abundance of experience advocating for North [...]

2017-11-08T16:56:15-06:00November 7th, 2017|News|

NAWG Applauds Senate Agriculture Committee for Holding Hearing to Examine Farm Economy

Press release originally posted on the National Association of Wheat Growers website on May 25, 2017. Washington, D.C. (May 25, 2017) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing to examine the farm economy in rural America. Members heard testimony from USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson who spoke on several domestic and global [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:05-06:00May 25th, 2017|News|

NAWG Elects President, Officers

Press release originally posted on the National Association of Wheat Growers website on March 2, 2017. By Marsha Boswell, Kansas Wheat Director of Communications United States wheat farmers will be well represented going into the 2018 Farm Bill debate. A third generation wheat farmer from western Kansas was elected president of the National Association of Wheat Growers [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:14-06:00March 9th, 2017|News|

Alan Ayers Receives NDGGA Kernel Award for Industry

The NDGGA awarded Alan Ayers the 2016 Kernel Award, which is given to a member of North Dakota’s agricultural business community who has shown outstanding service in North Dakota wheat and barley industries. Alan Ayers earned his Ph.D. in Plant Pathology from North Carolina State University. He has more than 30 years experience in the [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:20-06:00December 19th, 2016|News|

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 [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:27-06:00December 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 [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:33-06:00November 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 [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:39-06:00October 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 [...]

2018-01-15T10:46:46-06:00October 17th, 2016|News|