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Farm bill, pesticides top list of national issues to watch

By Trista Crossley Editor, Wheat Life Capitol Hill may seem far away, but what happens in Washington, D.C., has a direct impact on Eastern Washington farmers. Two National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG) staff, Keira Franz, environmental policy advisor, and Jack Long, government relations representative, gave an “inside the beltway” perspective about Congress at the 2023 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention. ... Read More »

Farm bill timeline may depend on ‘dairy cliff’

From the Capital Press Since the 2018 Farm Bill expired, many farmers and others are wondering when the new legislation will be written, and that’s impossible to answer at this point. But a new farm bill will be written because of  what is called the “dairy cliff,” according to those familiar with the farm bill process. Read the rest of ... Read More »

Wheat Industry Applauds Senate’s American Farmers Feed the World Act of 2023 

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) thank Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Sen. Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Sen. Pete Rickets (R-Neb.) for the introduction of the American Farmers Feed the World Act of 2023 in the U.S. Senate. The bipartisan legislation would restore the original intent of the Food for Peace ... Read More »

WAWG leaders take part in national farm bill fly-in

Last month in Washington, D.C., leaders and staff of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) met with members of the state’s federal delegation during a National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) farm bill fly-in. “D.C. is currently bustling with farm bill talks. We were able to meet with most of our state’s federal delegation and have meaningful conversations about ... Read More »

NAWG ex-president: ‘Best-case scenario’ is new farm bill by end of 2023

From the Capital Press The best-case scenario is that markup of a new farm bill could come by the end of October, said Washington wheat farmer Nicole Berg, past president of the National Association of Wheat Growers. Or, she said, work on the keystone agricultural legislation could spill into next year. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Coalition urges Congress to pass farm bill this year

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) has joined 19 other advocates to launch the “Farm Bill for America’s Families: Sustaining our Future” campaign to urge Congress to pass the 2023 Farm Bill this year. The campaign seeks to engage consumers, leaders, and lawmakers on the importance of the farm bill and highlights five core objectives: food security, job creation, ... Read More »

In Our View: Farm bill about helping people, not scoring points

From The Columbian Until a crisis arose last month over the debt ceiling, the Farm Bill was expected to be the most significant challenge facing Congress this year. When lawmakers return to session following a Fourth of July recess, that challenge will take center stage. The Farm Bill is a multiyear omnibus package of legislation that funds U.S. nutrition, conservation ... Read More »

Summer is near but farm bill may be months away

From agriculture.com The Senate and House Agriculture committees are weeks or even months away from drafting the 2023 farm bill, a remarkably late start for what is always a detailed and time-consuming process. The new farm bill would be the most expensive ever and is likely to be completed after the Sept. 30 expiration of the current farm law, if ... Read More »

NAWG testifies at farm safety net hearing 

National Association of Wheat Growers President and Klamath Falls, OR wheat farmer Brent Cheyne, testified in front of the Senate Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade during the “Commodity Programs, Credit, and Crop Insurance – Part 1: Producer Perspectives on The Farm Safety Net” hearing. “With the rising input costs, decreasing net farm income, and the smallest winter ... Read More »

NAWG testifies during 2023 Farm Bill hearing 

National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President and Klamath Falls, Ore., wheat farmer Brent Cheyne, testified in front of the House Agriculture Subcommittee on General Farm Commodities, Risk Management, and Credit where he joined the “Producer Perspectives on the 2023 Farm Bill” hearing. Cheyne highlighted NAWG’s primary farm bill priorities, including the importance of maintaining and enhancing crop insurance, both ... Read More »