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WAWG submits RMA letter supporting insurance changes

Last month, the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) sent a letter to Richard Flournoy, acting administrator of the Risk Management Agency (RMA), providing feedback on two proposed crop insurance regulation changes. Specifically, WAWG supported a change that would allow winter wheat and spring wheat to be insured as separate enterprise units. Currently, all types of wheat are grouped together. ... Read More »

Wheat, barley qualifies for 2020 PLC payment

From the Farm Service Agency Final market year average (MYA) prices for 2020 have been published for wheat, barley and oats. The MYA for wheat and barley fell below the statutory reference price resulting in a 2020 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rate for those crops. The MYA for oats exceeded the statutory reference price, so no payment will be ... Read More »

NAWG testifies on carbon markets before House Ag Committee

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) president and Cass City, Mich., wheat farmer, Dave Milligan, testified today during a House Agriculture Committee hearing on voluntary carbon markets in agriculture and forestry. Milligan highlighted several benefits growing wheat has on the environment, such as improving soil quality, protecting the soil from erosion and reducing weed pressure when added to a crop ... Read More »

NAWG responds to Ways and Means Committee advancing reconciliation tax changes

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committees advanced its contributions to the proposed $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation package, which included provisions to offset components of the bill. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is glad to see that proposals to tax capital gains at death were not included in the committee advanced ... Read More »

NAWG welcomes suspension of Vietnam wheat import tariff

From the National Association of Wheat Growers The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcomes the news from Vice President Kamala Harris’ trip where a bilateral package was announce that would suspend or eliminate the Vietnam Wheat Import Tariff. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Vietnam’s Ministry of Finance have been working diligently on a bilateral ... Read More »

Zippy Duvall: American Farm Bureau President speaks on issues crucial to NW farmers

From the Capital Press Zippy Duvall recently got an up-close look at the Lower Granite Dam, one of four dams Pacific Northwest farmers say are critical to their livelihoods. Duvall, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, toured the area to learn more about the lower Snake River dams and offer his support to the region’s farmers. Read the rest ... Read More »

RMA publishes wheat harvest price FAQs

From the Risk Management Agency Q: Soft white wheat protein levels are really high this year. Is RMA taking that into consideration, and does the RMA price reflect the value of SWW at 10.5 percent protein instead of SWW value generically? A: A single harvest price is issued by RMA, which reflects a normal range of protein (10.5 percent).  The ... Read More »