Author Archives: Trista Crossly

House, Senate 2018 Farm Bill updates

In May, the House failed to pass their version of the farm bill when a group of Republicans joined forces with all the Chamber’s Democrats to vote no. The group of Republicans, known as the Freedom Caucus, had demanded separate votes on immigration before voting on the farm bill, which didn’t happen.After the vote failed, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) filed ... Read More »

Give U.S. wheat farmers the freedom to compete

From the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates The familiar African proverb says that when elephants fight, it is the grass that suffers. Unfortunately for America’s farmers, that grass is the wheat growing in their fields as the big guys in Washington, D.C., and Beijing escalate their trade fight. China’s state-run importing agency and private flour millers ... Read More »

Stripe rust report 06/16

By Dr. Xianming Chen In the Pacific Northwest, most fields of winter wheat have passed the flowering stage, and some winter wheat fields have reached the ripening stage. In general, winter wheat crops are in good condition and stripe rust is under control. In contrast, stripe rust has developed to the highest severity level on susceptible varieties in our experimental ... Read More »

China announces equal penalties to retaliate for U.S. tariffs

From the Capital Press China’s government responded quickly to U.S. President Donald Trump’s tariff hike on Chinese goods by announcing Friday it will immediately impose penalties of “equal strength” on U.S. products. The Commerce Ministry said it also was scrapping deals to buy more American farm goods and other exports as part of efforts to defuse a sprawling dispute over ... Read More »

NAWG comments on Senate Ag Committee farm bill markup

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture marked-up its version of the 2018 Farm Bill. In response, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Jimmie Musick made the following statement: “NAWG commends the Senate Agriculture Committee for working together to move the farm bill forward and out of committee. It’s vital for the bill ... Read More »

Growers send letter to Senate ag committee outlining stances on farm bill

From the National Association of Wheat Growers The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) again applauds the Senate Committee on Agriculture for introducing a bi-partisan farm bill that we hope can quickly move through the chamber. Yesterday, NAWG sent a letter to the Senate Ag Committee outlining provisions that are beneficial for wheat growers and noted areas that could be improved. ... Read More »

Last chance to complete 2017 ag census

From NASS The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is wrapping up data collection for the 2017 Census of Agriculture. To stay on track for data release in February 2019, the deadline for submitting the paper questionnaire is June 15, 2018. Farmers and ranchers who have not responded by June 15, 2018, still have until the ... Read More »

Mexico unveils tariffs on U.S. ag

From the National Association of Wheat Growers In response to the administration’s trade actions, Mexico has decided to impose tariffs on $3 billion worth of U.S. agricultural products.  As farmers across the U.S. prepare what is ahead, many fear these tariffs will be detrimental to the agricultural industry. Larry Kudlow, White House Chief Economic Adviser, has shared that the President ... Read More »