NAWG Weekly Updates, February 24, 2022
Big Five Leadership Panel in New Orleans
NEW for Commodity Classic 2022, the five host organizations invite you to a new media event: a panel and media Q&A time with CEOs Chandler Goule, National Association of Wheat Growers; Steve Censky, American Soybean Association; Jon Doggett, National Corn Growers Association; Tim Lust, National Sorghum Producers; and Bob Crane, representing AGCO. Take advantage of this opportunity to hear directly from some of the most experienced leaders in agriculture on topics ranging from conservation programs to farm bill planning. The event will be held on Thursday, March 10, from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm at the Convention Center in Press Conference Room #345. Seating is limited to only 50 attendees. For a full list of Commodity Classic events, click here.
You Are Invited to Ag on the National Mall
Monday, March 21, and Tuesday, March 22 (National Ag Day) the Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall will be held near the Smithsonian Metro. The exhibits will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. At this hands-on display of modern technology and equipment, you will learn how modern technology is driving agriculture’s tradition of innovation.
President’s Reception / WheatPAC Auction
If you are attending Commodity Classic, you are invited to attend NAWG President’s Reception and participate in the WheatPAC Auction. Early bird tickets are available now at Commodity Classic 2022 WheatPAC Auction. The silent auction bidding will be conducted through an online portal so you can still participate if you are not coming to Commodity Classic.
GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY NEWS
House Agricultural Committee Schedule Advisory
On Tuesday, March 1, at 10:00 am ET via zoom, the House Agriculture Committee will hold a hybrid hearing entitled “A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Commodity Group Perspectives on Title 1”. The hearing will focus on challenges facing producers, how ARC and PLC are working, and the accessibility of USDA programs. Find additional information here. To watch the live stream, click here.
Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Announce Hearing to Consider CFTC Commissioner Nominees
Senators Stabenow and Boozman announced that the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry will hold a hearing on Wednesday, March 2, at 10:00 am ET, to consider the nominations of Christy Goldsmith Romero, Kristin N. Johnson, Summer Kristine Mersinger, and Caroline D. Pham each to be a Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Editorial presence will be limited due to social distancing requirements. Questions about coverage should be directed to respective congressional media galleries. Find additional information here.
Senators Stabenow, Boozman Create Bipartisan FFA Caucus
The Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Chairwoman, Stabenow, and Ranking Member, Boozman, announced the creation of the bipartisan caucus focused on future leaders in agriculture. This caucus will work towards supporting teachers and parents who are leading the next generation through agricultural education. This caucus will aid in highlighting the participants and alumni of agricultural education who are making a difference and allow them to share their stories with a larger audience. Find the full press release here.
U.S. Drought Monitor (USDM) Update
To the northwest of the surface low track, snowfall amounts exceeded 6 inches across northeast Kansas, northern Missouri, and north-central Illinois. In the warm sector of this storm system, severe thunderstorms with locally heavy rainfall (more than 1 inch) affected the Tennessee Valley and parts of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Another low-pressure system developed by February 21 with a similar northeastward track to the Ohio Valley. 7-day precipitation amounts, from February 15 to 21, exceeded two inches across much of the Ohio and Tennessee Valleys, Ozark region, southeast Oklahoma, and parts of northern Texas. Farther to the south and west, little to no rainfall occurred closer to the Gulf Coast along with the Rio Grande Valley and central to southern high Plains. To view the full map and summary click here.
NATIONAL WHEAT FOUNDATION NEWS
Wheat Yield Contest is Thankful for Sponsors, Old and New
The Wheat Yield Contest could not be held without our generous sponsors. Some of these have been sponsoring every year since the contest started in 2016. WestBred, BASF, John Deere, Croplan have been sponsors every year! Ardent Mills, GrainCraft, AgriMaXX, Miller Milling, McGregor Companies, Mennel, Lima Grain, CoAxium, UPL, DynaGro, Grow Pro Genetics, Ohio Corn & Wheat, Michigan Wheat Program, North Dakota Mill, Northern Crops Institute, Elevate AG, GrainSense, U.S. Wheat Associates are additional sponsors for 2022. If you do business with these companies, please thank them for their sponsorship. Most of them will be attending the Winners Reception on March 9th in New Orleans. Please thank them in person. Progressive Farmer/ DTN is the official publication of the contest. Look for the March issue of Progressive Farmer, featuring the Wheat Yield Contest winners! Emily Unglesbee has been terrific to work with and promote the contest!
National Wheat Yield Contest Opens for 2022 Contest Entries
The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is pleased to announce that it is accepting grower enrollment for the 2022 National Wheat Yield Contest! The contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. Winter Wheat entries are due May 16 and Spring Wheat entries are due August 1. There is a discount for early entries; by April 15 (winter wheat) or June 15 (spring wheat). Early entries are encouraged as they help our sponsors who pay for the entries with vouchers and our contest administrators. Read more about the contest here or to enter go online to yieldcontest.wheatfoundation.org.
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