Federal

What WAWG’s working on for growers

Handicapping association’s 2019 federal, state legislative agenda It may be a new year, but many of the issues on the Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ (WAWG) legislative agenda aren’t. The WAWG leadership team is gearing up for what looks to be a busy legislative season. The midterm elections saw a large number of freshman lawmakers elected to the state legislature, ... Read More »

Information regarding January’s Wheat Life

Dear WAWG members, We’re all familiar with the adage, “The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” Unfortunately, our plans to reach out to nonmembers and encourage them to become members went a bit off the rails with our January issue of Wheat Life. Every few years, we use an issue of Wheat Life to reach out ... Read More »

Wheat growers, allies see farm bill through finish line

After more than a year of meeting with legislators and advocating for Washington farmers, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) was gratified to see Congress act quickly in a bipartisan manner to pass the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill, last month. The bill was signed into law by President Trump right before ... Read More »

Wheat growers, allies see 2018 Farm Bill through to finish line

President signs critical bill into law After more than a year of meetings with legislators and advocating for Washington farmers, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) was gratified to see Congress act quickly in a bipartisan manner to pass the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, otherwise known as the 2018 Farm Bill last week. Today, WAWG applauds President Trump ... Read More »

NAWG applauds president signing 2018 Farm Bill into law

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, President Trump officially signed The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, commonly known as the farm bill, into law. The signing ceremony was held in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) president and Sentinel, Okla., wheat farmer, Jimmie Musick, was invited to attend the ... Read More »

White House delays new farm aid payments on China trade hopes

From Reuters The White House is delaying additional payments from a $12 billion aid package for farmers stung by President Donald Trump’s trade war with China because it expects Beijing to resume buying U.S. soybeans, three sources familiar with the matter told Reuters. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018: Initial Review

From farmdocdaily On Monday Dec. 10, 2018, the House and Senate conference committee released the conference report for the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018; the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill (Senate Ag Committee; House Ag Committee).  On Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2018, the Senate moved quickly to pass the conference report with a final vote in favor of the ... Read More »

NAWG urges president to sign farm bill into law

From the National Association of Wheat Growers The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) applauds the Senate and House of Representatives for their quick action and bipartisan votes on the 2018 Farm Bill conference report and calls on the president to sign the bill into law as quickly as possible. “Historically low prices, trade instability and the current weather challenges ... Read More »

USW urges USTR to help protect wheat exports to Japan through trade negotiations

From U.S. Wheat Associates When the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) enters into force Dec. 31, 2018, Japan will grant preferential access to wheat export countries that are in the agreement. This has the potential to slash sales to a crucial market for U.S. wheat farmers. That is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) President Vince Peterson urged the U.S. ... Read More »

Wheat: The hidden opportunity

From Successful Farming With much of the recent grain trade headlines attributed to China and soybeans lately, there is one commodity that is sleeping in the background, which might end up being the grain that needs to truly be watched as we head into 2019: Wheat. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »