Tag Archives: WAWG

2021 Legislative Session goes almost entirely virtual

By Diana Carlen WAWG Lobbyist On Jan. 11, 2021, the Washington State Legislature will be back in session, but operating very differently from past years due to the pandemic. For the first time in the state’s history, the session will be mostly conducted in a virtual format, and come January, the typically bustling capitol campus will be noticeably quiet and ... Read More »

Annual meeting goes virtual, business gets done

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) hasn’t let pandemic-induced social distancing stop it from continuing its work of advocating for the Washington wheat industry.  Early last month, more than 50 members virtually took part in WAWG’s annual meeting to hear state and federal agency updates and to review WAWG’s resolutions for the upcoming year. A special guest was Martin ... Read More »

Thinking back on 2020, but looking forward to 2021

By Michelle Hennings WAWG Executive Director This year…WOW! I really hope 2021 will be the year that we get back to some normalcy. I’m ready to put 2020 in the rearview mirror, as I’m sure many of you are, as well.  Life, both personally and professionally, in a pandemic, has been interesting. On the positive side, I’ve gotten to enjoy ... Read More »

Members invited to attend virtual annual meeting

One of the most important events that takes place at the annual Tri-State Grain Growers Convention is the annual meeting of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) where members review the association’s resolutions, update and vote on them. This year, in light of the convention’s cancellation thanks to COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, WAWG will be holding a separate ... Read More »

WAWG kicks off Legislative Action Fund drive, donations needed

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers’ (WAWG) Legislative Action Fund (LAF) helps to provide funding for the organization’s lobbying efforts, especially in Olympia and Washington, D.C.  This year, meeting formats may look different than in the past, but it has never been more critical to have wheat growers’ voices heard. WAWG needs your generous contributions to continue to tell wheat’s ... Read More »

WAWG year in review 2019/20

Another year, another 12 months of advocating for the Washington wheat industry. Here’s some highlights and a look what the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) has been up to for the last 365 days. July 2019 Farmers begin signing up for the Market Facilitation Program (MFP). The program, administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), will provide $14.5 billion ... Read More »

Introducing Lance Marshall

So far, it’s been a pretty eventful year for the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG). Add in one more change—the hiring of a new staff member. Lance Marshall was brought on board in June to replace retiring Wheat Life ads sales manager, Kevin Gaffney. Marshall and his wife, Pamela, live in Clarkston, Wash., with their youngest daughter. Two other ... Read More »

Advocacy continues despite stay-at-home orders

By Michelle Hennings Executive Director, Washington Association of Wheat Growers WOW! What an interesting couple of months it has been. Our office may be closed, and you won’t have seen us at any meetings lately, but the leaders and staff of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) are still working very hard on behalf of Eastern Washington wheat growers. ... Read More »

WAWG survey uncovers growers’ concerns due to COVID-19

According to a survey done by the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) about the impacts members are seeing due to COVID-19 and the social distancing measures currently in place, 80 percent of wheat growers are moderately to highly concerned. Possible disruptions to labor appear to be the largest concern at this point, with 59 percent of respondents saying they’ve ... Read More »

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers is hiring!

We are looking for a dedicated, passionate advertising sales professional, preferably with print industry experience, to join our team as our ad sales manager for Wheat Life Magazine. Our ideal candidate lives in Eastern Washington, has a background in agriculture and cares deeply about promoting the people who grow the best wheat on earth. Wheat Life is a high quality, ... Read More »