Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, Inc. (CIRB)
Founded in 1964 and headquartered on Capitol Hill, Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau, Inc. (CIRB) offers unparalleled advocacy, support and membership services to the crop insurance and reinsurance community. CIRB provides a unified, proactive voice on behalf of its members to the executive and legislative branches of the federal government, stakeholders, and media. CIRB members provide a vital component of the farm safety net, writing policies in every state and providing valuable risk management tools to the nation’s farmers and ranchers.
Farmers for Free Trade
Farmers for Free Trade (FFT) is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to informing the public about the benefits of free trade and mobilizing farmers and ranchers to take action to support beneficial trade agreements that expand export opportunities for American farms and ranches. NAWG has been very active with FFT and their grassroots efforts to engage farmers in trade issues. Among many of their great resources, growers can find an interactive map highlighting the benefits of trade for their state.
Farm Foundation is an agricultural policy institute cultivating dynamic non-partisan collaboration to meet society’s needs for food, fiber, feed and energy. Since 1933, we have connected leaders in farming, business, academia, organizations and government through proactive, rigorous debate and objective issue analysis. Our goal is to catalyze robust debate to ensure informed policy decisions.
Field to Market
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture brings together a diverse group of grower organizations; agribusinesses; food, beverage, restaurant and retail companies; conservation groups; universities and public sector partners to focus on defining, measuring and advancing the sustainability of food, fiber and fuel production. Field to Market is comprised of more than 140 members representing all facets of the U.S. agricultural supply chain, with members employing more than 5 million people and representing combined revenues totaling over $1.5 trillion.
Farm Policy Facts
Through our partnership with Northbridge Communications, NAWG is a supporter of Farm Policy Facts. Farm Policy Facts – a 501(c)(4) non-profit organization – is a coalition of farmers and commodity groups created to educate Members of Congress and Americans about the importance of agriculture and its contribution to a strong and vibrant United States. Farm Policy Facts knows that a strong farm policy keeps Americans and others across the globe fed and clothed. Farm Policy Facts has a great “Facts & Resources” page which includes a short history and summary of the farm bill. To learn more about Farm Policy Facts, visit their site here: .
Grain Foods Foundation
The Grain Foods Foundation (GFF) is the only organization devoted to promoting the consumption of grain-based foods. GFF is a joint venture of the baking, milling and allied trade industries. It is committed to nutrition education programming that is firmly rooted in sound science and engages with healthcare professionals, media, policymakers, consumers and investors alike.
National Wheat Improvement Committee
The National Wheat Improvement Committee (NWIC) is composed of 24 voting members whose mission is to communicate, educate and advocate on behalf of the scientific well-being of the U.S. wheat industry. NAWG is the Secretariat of the Committee. NWIC holds a fly-in each year to discuss the research needs for wheat to key members of Congress. NAWG participates each year and issues a release.
U.S. Farmers & Ranchers in Action
In August 2019, the National Association of Whet Grower began a new partnership with the US Farmers & Ranchers in Action (USFRA). USFRA brings together CPGs, NGOs, scientists, and agribusiness with the ultimate food change agents: U.S. farmers and ranchers. These influential farm innovators are working from the ground up, collaborating with food makers on what must happen, what can feasibly happen and how we can activate change. USFRA is where the solutions are co-created for food production, environmental impacts, climate change, food culture and waste, and economic sustainability. USFRA’s new film “30 Harvests” features two farmers, Jay Hill and Meagan Kaiser, who are excited about the positive impact agriculture can have on the environment. We encourage you to watch the short film and share your sustainability story with your neighbors, community, or on your social media platforms.
Wheat Foods Council
Wheat producers across the country joined together in 1972 to create the Wheat Foods Council (WFC) as a national nonprofit organization to promote the category of wheat-based foods, including baked goods, cereal, crackers, pretzels, pasta, sweet goods and tortillas. Since then, our organization has established itself as a leading source of science-based information on wheat and wheat foods nutrition. WFC’s website is a one-stop source for everything about wheat and wheat food nutrition. There you will find the latest news and research, trending topics, tips, recipes, and more.
Wheat Quality Council
The Wheat Quality Council (WQC) is a coordinated effort by breeders, producers & processors to improve wheat & flour quality. Our Mission is to advocate the development of new wheat varieties that improve the value of wheat to all parties in the U.S. supply chain. WQC houses great information regarding wheat tours and quality results for all classes.
U.S. Wheat & Barley Scab Initiative
The mission of the US Wheat & Barley SCAB Initiative (USWBSI) is to enhance food safety and supply by reducing the impact of Fusarium Head Blight (scab) on wheat and barley. Fusarium Head Blight emerged in the past decade as a widespread and powerful enemy of American agriculture. This disease, also known as Scab, inflicts yield and quality losses on farms in at least 18 states. Food industries throughout the U.S. incur losses from the cost of dealing with the toxin-contaminated grain that often accompanies scab infection. Combined losses to all steps in the food system are difficult to estimate, but the bill at the farm-gate alone is estimated to exceed 3.0 billion dollars since 1990. Since 1997, federal, state, and private sector scientists have worked closely with growers, input providers, millers, and food processors from across the country to design and fund just such a system. The result of these efforts is the U.S. Wheat and Barley Scab Initiative (USWBSI). Today, USWBSI funding is awarded through Federal funds appropriated to the USDA Agricultural Research Service. NAWG sits on the US Wheat & Barley SCAB Steering Committee.