Tag Archives: NAWG

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 »

Wheat growers support EPA decision

Today, the Supreme Court issued a decision in Sackett v. EPA that narrows the extent of federal jurisdiction over bodies of water under the Clean Water Act. “NAWG (the National Association of Wheat Growers) is pleased with the rule the Supreme Court issued today that rejected the confusing and expansive ‘significant nexus’ test that broadened the jurisdiction of the Clean ... Read More »

WAWG leaders take part in national meetings

Leaders and staff of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) spent a week in Orlando last month, attending the National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG) annual meeting where they discussed national wheat priorities, participated in committee meetings and helped set policy for the national organization for the coming year.  The annual wheat meeting takes place concurrently with Commodity Classic, ... Read More »

NAWG elects new officers with Brent Cheyne as president

From the National Association of Wheat Growers On March 9, Brent Cheyne was elected president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). Cheyne farms with his son, Rodney, near Klamath Falls, Ore., where they raise wheat, barley, oats, alfalfa and Angus cattle. In 2011, Brent began his time with the Oregon Wheat Growers League as the Oregon president before ... Read More »

Washington farmer’s year as NAWG president ending

From the Capital Press Nicole Berg’s year as president of the National Association of Wheat Growers will end at the Commodity Classic this month when Brent Cheyne of Klamath Falls, Ore., assumes the top NAWG office. Berg farms in Paterson, Wash., with her father and two brothers. They grow wheat, bluegrass seed, field corn, sweet corn, sweet peas, green beans ... Read More »

National Wheat Foundation accepting scholarship applications

The National Wheat Foundation is now accepting applications for the Jerry Minore Scholarship, honoring students pursuing a career in agriculture. The scholarship is available to college students for the 2023 academic year, with an application deadline of Dec. 31, 2022. Interested students can apply under the Education and Scholarships tab on the National Wheat Foundation website. “The scholarship is meant ... 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 »

Ag Groups Comment on White House Hunger Conference

From the National Association of Wheat Growers On Sept. 8, twelve agricultural organizations sent a letter to President Biden requesting a seat at the table during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Since the White House launched the conference in early May, many in agriculture have participated in the listening session and provided public comments on the ... Read More »

Rail letter details ag issues

A letter authored by the National Grain and Feed Association has been sent to the Surface Transportation Board, White House and Congress detailing freight issues agricultural shippers and receivers have been having with several Class I railroads. The letter is signed by the organization’s Agricultural Transportation Working Group (ATWG). “The current inability of several Class I carriers to provide reliable ... Read More »

National wheat organization signs letter supporting Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network

The National Association of Wheat Growers has signed a letter supporting full funding for the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN). This program works to establish and fund a service that provides the farming and ranching community with stress assistance programs. In 2021 most farmers, ranchers, and rural adults, reported that they had been experiencing more stress and mental ... Read More »