For Immediate Release

NAWG Responds to the State of the Union

Contact: Jake Westlin

Washington, D.C. (February 7, 2023) — Tonight, President Joseph Biden delivered his second
State of the Union remarks to Congress. NAWG CEO, Chandler Goule, provide the following
statement in response:

“While the President addressed many issues of importance to the American people – like
inflation, food prices, and food security – we are eager to hear more about agricultural and
trade-related policies. In December, we were pleased to see the Senate finally take action and
confirm two key trade positions. We are now eager to see a more trade-focused approach that
works to develop, maintain, and expand international markets that keep American wheat
producers in a strong position. With the 118th Congress having since convened, Farm Bill
reauthorization is on many farmers’ minds.”

“Last week, wheat growers from across the country were in Washington, D.C., where they met
with over 130 Congressional offices as we head into a Farm Bill year. We are disappointed
President Biden didn’t use the opportunity to highlight this historically bipartisan legislative
effort. Although the 2018 Farm Bill was a genuinely bipartisan endeavor, it is unfortunate he did
not focus more of his remarks on this call to action to encourage cross-party unity and bridge
the urban-rural divide. As Congress works to reauthorize the Farm Bill this year, continued
improvements, stability, and certainty are needed to maintain a functional farm safety net.”

“As we move into this new Congress, NAWG looks forward to continuing to work with the
Administration and Congress on ways to improve the livelihood of the American wheat farmer.”

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.