Tag Archives: farm bill

NAWG looks ahead to elections, farm bill funding

From the Capital Press Adequate funding for the next farm bill will be the biggest hurdle as lawmakers continue work on the legislation, a wheat industry leader says. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

NAWG president testifies in House Agriculture Committee’s farm bill hearing

Recently, National Association of Wheat Growers president and Washington state wheat grower, Nicole Berg, testified in front of the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Stakeholder Perspectives on Title II Conservation Programs. Berg highlighted how the farm bill voluntary conservation programs are significant in terms of environmental benefits and assistance ... Read More »

WAWG leader testifies at farm bill listening session

Marci Green, past president of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers and a Spokane County producer, joined more than 100 industry stakeholders at a recent House Agriculture Committee Listening Session on the 2018 Farm Bill. The listening session was in Carnation, Wash., and was hosted by Rep. Kim Schrier (D-Wash.). During her two minutes, Green talked about the importance of crop ... Read More »

What is the (Food and) Farm Bill and Why Does It Matter?

From the American Farm Bureau Federation Going back almost 100 years, the history of the farm bill largely tracks the history of food production in the United States as the legislation evolves to meet the needs of its modern-day constituents – farmers and consumers. Agriculture’s role in providing food security, and in turn national security, to the United States is ... Read More »

National Association of Wheat Growers’ 2023 Farm Bill Priorities

From the National Association of Wheat Growers As Congress continues to review the 2018 Farm Bill and starts crafting the next farm bill, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) will be working with legislators to develop programs that will help wheat growers manage risk, ensure conservation programs work on the farm, and enhance U.S. trade that supports rural America. ... Read More »

Senate Agriculture Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) past president and Cass City, Mich., wheat farmer Dave Milligan attended the Senate Agriculture Committee’s first field hearing on Growing Jobs and Economic Opportunity: 2023 Farm Bill Perspectives from Michigan. The hearing is the first Senate Agriculture Committee review of the 2018 Farm Bill and will focus on farm programs, conservation, rural development, research, ... Read More »

Farm bill survey seeks grower input

As the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) continues to develop its farm bill priorities, it has created and launched a farm bill survey to gather feedback from growers about what policies are most important to farmers and identify practical policy recommendations that would benefit the grower community. NAWG relies on grower input to be effective advocates before Congress and ... Read More »

NAWG president touts market development, food aid in next farm bill

From the Capital Press The president of the National Association of Wheat Growers asked lawmakers to double funding for market development and boost donations of U.S. wheat in international food aid programs in the next farm bill. Nicole Berg, who is a Washington wheat farmer, testified April 6 before the House Agriculture Committee’s Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee as it reviewed ... Read More »

Producers asked to provide farm bill feedback on survey

As the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) continues to develop its Farm Bill priorities, it has created and launched a Farm Bill Survey to gather feedback from growers about what policies are most important to farmers and identify practical policy recommendations that would benefit the grower community. NAWG relies on grower input to be effective advocates before Congress and ... Read More »

NAWG Testifies in House Ag Committee on 2018 Farm Bill review

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) Vice President and Paterson, Wash., farmer Nicole Berg testified in front of the House Agriculture Committee today in a hearing to review the 2018 Farm Bill with a focus on Title I programs. Berg highlighted key improvements made during the 2018 Farm Bill and how those programs work for wheat farmers. During the testimony, ... Read More »