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NAWG Press Releases

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CP-KCS Merger
Washington, D.C. (March 15, 2022) —U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the NationalAssociation of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are disappointed that the Surface Transportation Board(STB) has approved Canadian Pacific Railway’s merger with Kansas City Southern Railroad. In public comments submitted to the STB on the proposed sale in February 2022, USW said themarket power held by the […]
NAWG Elects New Officers
Washington, D.C. (March 09, 2023) – Today, Brent Cheyne was elected President of theNational Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). Brent farms with his son Rodney nearKlamath Falls, Oregon, where they raise wheat, barley, oats, alfalfa and Angus cattle. In2011, Brent began his time with the Oregon Wheat Growers League as the Oregonpresident before accepting the position […]
Wheat Growers Encourage Additional MAP/FMD Funding
For Immediate Release               Washington, D.C. (February 16, 2023) – As Congress gears up for Farm Bill reauthorization, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are announcing advocacy tools and resources to engage with their legislators on the Expanding Agricultural Exports Act (S. 176) and Agriculture Export Promotion Act (H.R. 648), which […]
NAWG Response to SOTU
Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2023) — Tonight, President Joseph Biden delivered his secondState of the Union remarks to Congress. NAWG CEO, Chandler Goule, provide the followingstatement in response: “While the President addressed many issues of importance to the American people – likeinflation, food prices, and food security – we are eager to hear more about […]
Wheat Leader of the Year Award to Rep. David Scott
Washington, D.C. (February 6, 2023) — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG)awarded Rep. David Scott (D-GA-13) with its 2022 Wheat Leader of the Year Award for his workas Chair of the House Agriculture Committee during the 117 th Congress. NAWG President NicoleBerg presented the award to Rep. Scott during a recent visit to Washington, […]
NAWG Responds to WOTUS Announcement
Washington, D.C. (December 30, 2022) — Today, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced the final “Revised Definition of’Waters of the United States’”. The rule will take effect 60 days after it is published in the Federal Register. “The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is deeply […]
Wheat Industry Welcomes Senate Confirmation
Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2022) – Following almost two years without a Chief Agricultural Negotiator in the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are very glad that the U.S. Senate has confirmed Doug McKalip to fill the position. “Mr. McKalip’s work […]
Congress Passes FY23 Omnibus Appropriations Bill
Washington, D.C. (December 23, 2022) — Today, the House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Omnibus Appropriations Bill (H.R. 2617) by a vote 225 to 201. Yesterday, the Senate passed the legislation with 68 to 29 vote. The bill now goes before the President to be signed into law. The omnibus package includes […]
Wheat Industry Applauds U.S. Senate Confirmation
Washington, D.C. (December 21, 2022) – The National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates welcomes the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Alexis Taylor to serve as the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agriculture Affairs. Earlier today, the Senate confirmed Taylor by a voice vote. “NAWG applauds the confirmation […]
NAWG Board Member Appointed
Washington, D.C. (November 17, 2022) — Yesterday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the appointment of Clay Pope, National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) board member and Oklahoma wheat farmer, to serve on the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee (FRRCC). The FRRCC serves an important role and provides independent policy advice and […]
Call to Reaffirm Federal Pesticide Preemption
Washington, D.C. November 14, 2022. In a letter to congressional leadership, more than 300 agriculture, environment, academic, infrastructure, and other stakeholder groups are calling on Congress to reaffirm federal pesticide preemption on labeling and packaging. Failing to do so, the groups warn, could hold disastrous consequences for our food security, the environment, public health, vital […]
NAWG’s 2022 Fall Interns
Washington, D.C. (October 6, 2022) — This fall, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is welcoming Texas A&M University student, Natalie Charlson, as our policy intern and North Carolina State University student, Savanah Webb, as our communication intern. Natalie Charlson is currently majoring in Recreations, Parks & Tourism Science, and is from Baytown, Texas. Natalie […]