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NAWG Press Releases

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National Wheat Leaders Visit North Dakota
For Immediate Release Contact: Elizabeth Rivera | 202-547-7800 | erivera@wheatworld.org National Wheat Leaders Visit North Dakota Washington, D.C. (April 4, 2024) – This week, officers, committee chairs, and staff from the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) visited the Red River Valley as part of their Bayer Leadership Training […]
NAWG Hires Director of Communications and Partnerships
For Immediate Release Contact: Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 | jwestlin@wheatworld.org NAWG Hires Director of Communications and Partnerships Washington, D.C. (April 2, 2024) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcomes Elizabeth Rivera as the new Director of Communications and Partnerships. Elizabeth comes to NAWG with experience on Capitol Hill, interning with the U.S. House […]
NAWG’s 2024 Spring Intern
For Immediate Release Contact: Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 | jwestlin@wheatworld.org NAWG’s 2024 Spring Intern Washington, D.C. (March 28, 2024) – Texas A&M student Lee Thornton joined the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) as the spring policy intern. Lee Thornton grew up in Winnie, Texas on a calf-cattle ranch where he first became invested in […]
NAWG Responds to the State of the Union Address
For Immediate Release Contact: Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 | jwestlin@wheatworld.org NAWG Responds to the State of the Union Address Washington, D.C. (March 7, 2024) – Tonight, President Joseph Biden delivered his third State of the Union remarks to Congress. NAWG CEO Chandler Goule provided the following statement in response: “While the President addressed many issues […]
NAWG Elects New Officers with Keeff Felty as President
For Immediate Release Contact: Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 | jwestlin@wheatworld.org NAWG Elects New Officers with Keeff Felty as President Washington, D.C. (March 5, 2024) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) elected Keeff Felty as President during their 2024 Annual Conference in Houston, Texas. Felty is a fourth-generation farmer in the Altus area of […]
Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson 2023 Wheat Leader of the Year
For Immediate Release Contact: Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 | jwestlin@wheatworld.org NAWG Announces Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson as 2023 Wheat Leader of the Year Washington, D.C. (February 15, 2024) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) awarded Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson (R-PA-15) with its 2023 Wheat Leader of the Year Award for his work as […]
Wheat Organizations Welcome Reopening of Border Rail Crossings
For Immediate Release Contact: Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 | jwestlin@wheatworld.org Steve Mercer, U.S. Wheat Associates | 913-449-4134 | smercer@uswheat.org   National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) are pleased that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency reopened rail crossings in El Paso and Eagle Point today. These rail corridors are essential gateways […]
Closed Rail Crossings on the Mexican Border
Washington, D.C. (December 20, 2023) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) have joined several other U.S. agricultural organizations in signing a letter encouraging U.S. Customs and Border Protection to reopen rail crossings in El Paso and Eagle Point for trade as quickly as possible. Given the huge volume […]
Prop 65 Permanent Injunction
For Immediate Release Contact: Jake Westlin | 202-547-7800 | jwestlin@wheatworld.org NAWG Statement on Prop 65 Permanent Injunction Washington, D.C. (November 7, 2023) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is thrilled to see the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit permanent injunction that prohibits California’s Proposition 65 warning requirement related to […]
New Funding for Food Assistance and Market Development
For Immediate Release            Contact: Mariah Wollweber, 202.547.7800, mwollweber@wheatworld.org Steve Mercer, U.S. Wheat Associates, 913-449-4134, smercer@uswheat.org   Wheat Groups Welcome New Funding for Food Assistance and Market Development Washington, D.C. (October 24, 2023) – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are pleased that U.S. wheat growers now have the […]
Congress Passes a Continuing Resolution
For Immediate Release Contact: Mariah Wollweber | 202-547-7800 | mwollweber@wheatworld.org NAWG Statement on Congress Passing a Continuing Resolution Washington, D.C. (October 2, 2023) – Over the weekend, Congress passed a short-term continuing resolution, which will fund the federal government through November 17, 2023. While the stopgap appropriations bill is necessary to avoid a government shutdown, […]
Senate American Farmers Feed the World Act of 2023
Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2023) – U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) today thank Sen. Mike Braun (R-IN), Sen. Jon Tester (D-MT), Sen. Roger Marshall (R-KS) and Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) for the introduction of the American Farmers Feed the World Act of 2023 in the U.S. Senate. The […]