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Farm bill’s research investment helps farmers succeed

From Farm Policy Facts Editor’s note: It’s been a hard year for the nation’s wheat farmers. Against a backdrop of disasters, falling prices and the lowest number of wheat acres under cultivation in U.S. history, wheat farmers have been making the rounds in Washington to explain the importance of a strong farm safety net in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill. ... Read More »

Washington wheat organizations urge Trump administration not to withdraw from KORUS

The Washington Grain Commission (WGC) and Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) stand with others in the agricultural industry in urging the Trump Administration not to withdraw from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) “Our wheat is known throughout the world as being of the highest quality, a brand that allows us to compete in a marketplace with increasing emphasis ... Read More »

Farm bill helps small businesses reach global markets

From Farm Policy Facts Editor’s note: It’s been a hard year for the nation’s wheat farmers. Against a backdrop of disasters, falling prices and the lowest number of wheat acres under cultivation in U.S. history, wheat farmers have been making the rounds in Washington to explain the importance of a strong farm safety net in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill. ... Read More »

Crop insurance makes wheat farming possible

From Farm Policy Facts Editor’s note: It’s been a hard year for the nation’s wheat farmers. Against a backdrop of disasters, falling prices and the lowest number of wheat acres under cultivation in U.S. history, wheat farmers have been making the rounds in Washington to explain the importance of a strong farm safety net in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill. ... Read More »

Conservation is an important part of the farm bill

From Farm Policy Facts Editor’s note: It’s been a hard year for the nation’s wheat farmers. Against a backdrop of disasters, falling prices and the lowest number of wheat acres under cultivation in U.S. history, wheat farmers have been making the rounds in Washington to explain the importance of a strong farm safety net in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill. ... Read More »

U.S. wheat organizations urge administration not to withdraw from KORUS

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) strongly urge the Trump Administration not to withdraw from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). “We believe it would be irresponsible to unilaterally walk away from this or any other trade agreement,” said Mike Miller, USW chairman and a wheat grower from Ritzville, Wash. “Withdrawing raises the specter ... Read More »

Farm bill needs tweaks, not wholesale change

From Farm Policy Facts Editor’s note: It’s been a hard year for our nation’s wheat farmers. Against a backdrop of disasters, falling prices and the lowest number of wheat acres under cultivation in U.S. history, wheat farmers have been making the rounds in Washington to explain the importance of a strong farm safety net in the upcoming 2018 Farm Bill. ... Read More »

New studies put dollar signs on conservation practices

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Cover crops and no-till soil health practices can reduce erosion and runoff, increase organic matter retention and enhance biodiversity. The National Association of Conservation Districts and Datu Research, LLC recently released a set of case studies detailing the economic advantage of adopting these practices. After adoption, the case studies found the net farm incomes had ... Read More »

China rejects U.S request for dispute panel in grain quota case

From the National Association of Wheat Growers The United States’ first request to China to establish a dispute settlement panel in a WTO case involving tariff rate quotas has been denied. The panel would address concerns that China has been blocking billions of dollars in wheat, rice and corn imports and was requested following bilateral discussions within the WTO’s agriculture ... Read More »

NAWG visits upper plains to get first-hand look at drought conditions

From NAWG On Aug. 28 and 29, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President David Schemm and CEO Chandler Goule visited wheat farmers in Bismarck, N.D., Pierre, S.D., and Mitchell, S.D., to learn more about how the drought is impacting growers. As part of the trip, NAWG met with the North Dakota Grain Growers Association’s board of directors and discussed ... Read More »