For Immediate Release

National Association of Wheat Growers Visit the Hill

Contact: Mariah Wollweber, National Associate of Wheat Growers

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 Committees, and Congress continues its review of the 2018 Farm Bill.

“With the 2018 Farm Bill set to expire in just over one year, wheat growers are meeting with lawmakers to discuss our 2023 Farm Bill priorities and to highlight the important role the Farm Bill plays in supporting rural communicates and American Agriculture,” said Nicole Berg. “This week, wheat growers visited nearly 55 Congressional officers, met with committee staff, and held a panel with senior USDA officials. We appreciate the opportunity to meet Members of Congress to discuss our Farm Bill priorities, as well as the potential for a rail shutdown, trade, and input costs. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress as they review existing Farm Bill programs and learn about programs that help farmers grow wheat in a safe and affordable way.”

During the fly-in, NAWG held a panel with staff from the four corners of the ag committee and hosted a roundtable discussion with representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). NAWG looks forward to continuing conversations with policymakers on the programs and initiatives that benefit rural America.

About NAWG

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.