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NAWG Press Releases

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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 […]
Welcome of the CREAATE Act
Washington, D.C. (September 23, 2022) U.S. wheat growers have a long history of recognizing the value of export market development by supporting the successful public-private partnership with USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS). That is why U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcome the introduction of the Cultivating Revitalization by […]
NAWG Testifies Before the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee
Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2022) – National Association of Wheat Growers President and Washington State wheat grower, Nicole Berg, testified in front of the Conservation and Forestry Subcommittee of the House Agriculture Committee, A 2022 Review of the Farm Bill: Stakeholder Perspectives on Title II Conservation Programs. Nicole Berg highlighted how the Farm Bill voluntary […]
Wheat Growers Applaud Rail Agreement
Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2022) — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud the tentative agreement reached between the railroads and rail union representatives that averts a rail shutdown ahead of Friday’s deadline. The agreement provides rail employees a 24 percent wage increase during the five-year period between 2020 […]
NAWG Visits Capitol Hill
Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2022) — This week, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcomed wheat farmers to Washington, D.C., for a fly-in to discuss our 2023 Farm Bill priorities. In June, NAWG met and agreed upon its initial 2023 Farm Bill priorities, which have since been shared with the House and Senate Agriculture […]
White House Hunger Conference
Washington, D.C. (September 8, 2022) — Today, twelve agricultural organizations sent a letter to President Biden requesting a seat at the table during the White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health. Since the White House launched the conference in early May, many in agriculture have participated in the listening session and provided public comments […]
NAWG Responds to Murray/Inslee Report
Washington, D.C. (August 26, 2022) — Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) released the following statement in response to the final Lower Snake River Dams (LSRD) Benefit Replacement Report and recommendations recently announced by Senator Murray (D-WA) and Governor Inslee (D-WA). “The dams play a vital role in providing a safe, efficient and affordable […]