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Wheat growers want new trade deals

From Brownfield Ag News Two U.S. wheat groups say the Trump Administration is putting too much emphasis on reworking existing trade agreements and not enough focus on negotiating new trade deals. U.S. Wheat Associates and the National Association of Wheat Growers want the President to keep his promise to negotiate new bilateral trade agreements in place of the Trans Pacific ... Read More »

Crop insurance vital in light of current economic, weather conditions

As part of a farm bill policy reform summit in Washington, D.C., last week, groups including The R Street Institute, Taxpayers for Common Sense, The Heritage Foundation and other like-minded groups have called for policy changes to the farm bill that the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) finds short-sided and will ultimately harm the farming community and rural America. In ... Read More »

Washington congressman leads bipartisan letter urging president to honor Korea-U.S. trade agreement

Today, U.S. Rep. Dave Reichert (R-Wash.), chairman of the Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, led a bipartisan coalition in calling on President Trump to continue honoring the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS). In recent weeks it has been reported that the Trump Administration is considering withdrawing from the agreement. A withdrawal from the agreement would cause American businesses, farmers and ... Read More »

Senators Introduce Legislation Strengthening Trade Programs for the Wheat Industry

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, Senators Angus King (I-Maine), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) introduced the “Cultivating Revitalization by Expanding American Trade and Exports (CREAATE) Act,” which will increase the funding for the Foreign Market Development Program from $34.5 million to $69 million annually and the Market Access Program from $200 million to $400 million. ... Read More »

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 »