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|

NAWG Weekly Update August 25, 2016

Reminder: Marketing Assistance Loans Available A number of factors, including favorable weather conditions in the U.S. and large production around the globe, have contributed to incredibly low prices for wheat throughout rural America.  Prices have dipped so low that loan rates have been triggered in many areas, meaning that Marketing Assistance Loans (MALs) and Loan Deficiency [...]

2018-01-15T10:47:33-05:00August 26th, 2016|News|