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For Immediate Release
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NAWG Responds to the State of the Union
Washington, D.C. (March 1, 2022) – Tonight, President Joseph Biden delivered his first State of the Union remarks to Congress. NAWG CEO Chandler Goule provide the following statement in response:
“Given the gravity of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, President Biden spoke at length about the ongoing conflict, which has caused volatility in the grain markets and increases in prices for key inputs, like fuel and fertilizer. With Russia and Ukraine among the top wheat-producing and exporting countries, we have seen large market fluctuations as the conflict continues. While we have concerns about volatility, we are deeply concerned about geopolitical stability and the needless suffering happening in Ukraine.
“The administration also highlighted its ongoing pandemic response and how it has been tackling current supply chain issues. However, supply chain issues and the availability of inputs continue to present challenges for farmers. From NAWG’s perspective, the Administration and Members of Congress must continue to work on a multi-faceted approach to resolve these ongoing challenges.
“NAWG will continue to work with Congress and the Biden Administration to work on policies that support farmers and recognize the uniqueness of wheat.
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NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national level. From their offices on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public.