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Trump Administration can prevent threat of wheat export losses under CPTPP

From the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates Implementation of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) without the U.S. is a time bomb set to demolish more than 60 years of hard work by multiple generations of U.S. farm families to develop a large and loyal market for U.S. wheat in Japan. The U.S. government has ... Read More »

Trade conflict with China already hurting U.S. farm families

From the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates From March to June over the past three years, Chinese flour milling companies and their importers purchased an average of about 20 million bushels of U.S. wheat, returning well over $145 million to American farm families and grain handlers. Not in 2018, however. Unable to accept the risk of ... Read More »

NAWG urges senators to oppose cuts to crop insurance

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG), along with many state wheat grower organizations, sent a letter from more than 638 organizations to the Senate urging them to oppose the introduction of harmful crop insurance amendments as the farm bill moves to the floor. In the letter, NAWG states its opposition to harmful amendments that would reduce or limit participation in ... Read More »

NAWG responds to House passing its 2018 Farm Bill

Yesterday, with a vote of 213-211, the House of Representatives passed 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 House of Representatives for working to move the farm bill forward and passed out of the Chamber. It’s vital for a final farm bill ... Read More »

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 »

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 »