Tag Archives: farm bill

Wheat Growers Encourage Additional MAP and FMD Funding

As Congress gears up for farm bill reauthorization, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are announcing advocacy tools and resources to engage with their legislators on the Expanding Agricultural Exports Act (S. 176) and Agriculture Export Promotion Act (H.R. 648), which the wheat industry welcomed. Because half of the wheat grown in the U.S. ... Read More »

Inside the 2023 Farm Bill: A conversation with the bill’s authors

From the Capital Press With the 2018 Farm Bill set to expire on Sept. 30, the race to pass a new farm bill is underway in Congress. To snatch a first glance at the 2023 Farm Bill, Capital Press talked with the bill’s lead authors: Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Rep. Glenn “G.T.” Thompson, ... Read More »

Education needed as new congressional session gets underway

By Trista Crossley Editor, Wheat Life At one of the break-out sessions at the 2022 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, growers got an “inside the beltway” perspective of the 118th Congress and potential impacts of the 2022 elections on wheat industry priorities. Congress began the new session divided. There are slim majorities in both chambers with the Republicans holding the House ... Read More »

Rep. FT Thompson looks ahead to 2023

Incoming House Ag Committee Chair Lays Out Farm Bill, Ag Supply Chain Priorities From DTNpf.com Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson of Pennsylvania got the call Wednesday afternoon from a Republican steering committee that he would officially chair the House Agriculture Committee in the next Congress. “We need to hear those voices from throughout rural America and make sure that we’re putting ... Read More »

Why the farm bill matters to everyone

From the High Plains Journal When my daughters were growing up, they were very active in 4-H and would show livestock we raised on our property in Benton County. To help develop their handling skills, the girls would put harnesses on the lambs and walk them on the sidewalks around town. This drew many curious looks, and with surprising frequency, ... Read More »

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 »