Tag Archives: farm bill

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 »

2020 producer, landowner farm bill education workshops are online

Three workshops were held this week to help growers and landowners understand changes to the 2018 Farm Bill commodity programs ARC-CO and PLC. The workshops were sponsored by the Agricultural Marketing and Management Organization in conjunction with Washington State University (WSU) Extension. Lori Williams, WAWG’s outreach coordinator, live streamed the third session, in Colfax. If you missed the chance to ... Read More »

ARC/PLC enrollment begins

From the Washington State FSA September newsletter The 2018 Farm Bill reauthorized the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Elections and enrollment for 2019 ARCPLC began on Sept. 3, 2019. The 2020 enrollment and yield updates will begin in October of 2019. The 2018 Farm Bill requires, as a condition of base acre payment eligibility for 2019, ... Read More »