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President Obama Endorses Biotechnology in Agriculture
National Wheat Improvement Committee Research Fly-In Held in D.C.
The National Association of Wheat Growers welcomes the introduction of legislation that would establish a voluntary federal labeling standard for foods and beverages made with genetically modified ingredients, also known as GMOs.
It’s been a double-whammy winter for wheat farmers in the U.S., the world’s largest exporter.
Ryan Budget Calls for Deeper Cuts to SNAP and Farm Programs
Corn, soybeans, and wheat were up and cotton was mixed for the week. Geopolitical concerns in Ukraine and dry weather in the southern plains continues to provide uncertainty/volatility in the grain markets.
Clover cover crops incorporated in field rotations can improve sugarbeet yields and reduce nitrogen inputs. Growers are highly encouraged to establish frost-seeded clover into their wheat this spring as a long-term approach for improving soil quality.
Varying levels of army cutworms have been found on scattered fields of wheat, alfalfa, and canola in Kansas as of mid-March.
NAWG Celebrates National Ag Day
NAWG staff participated in National Ag Day activities this week held across Washington, D.C. Official activities commenced with a standing-room only Agri-Pulse-hosted event on Mon., March 24, with Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant interviewing U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden about the implementation of the 2014 Farm Bill. Senate Ag Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI). also shared her perspective on the new legislation.
Washington, D.C. – Dr. Norman Borlaug would have turned 100 this year on March 25. In his honor, the State of Iowa unveiled the 7-ft. bronze statue to be displayed in the National Statuary Hall Collection during a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Building on Tuesday.
Known as one of the greatest agricultural scientists, Dr. Borlaug’s research on wheat improvement and development of disease resistant and high yielding wheat varieties has had a profound impact on wheat production. Dr. Borlaug’s research is credited with saving a billion lives.
Kim Anderson analyzes higher wheat and canola prices, and looks at projected crop yields for this year's harvest.
Cotton, soybeans, and wheat were up and corn was down for the week. Issues between Russia and Ukraine continue to provide volatility in grain markets
House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee Talks 2015 Budget
Cotton and wheat were up; soybeans were down; and corn was mixed for the week. Estimates for domestic planting have become more prevalent as we approach the planting season.
USDA Begins Farm Bill Listening Sessions
President’s budget released
David Schemm is a wheat farmer from Sharon Springs, Kansas. Schemm has been active on the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers Board since 2002. Within the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers, his fellow producers have elected him as a membership district director, secretary-treasurer, vice president and most recently president.
San Antonio, Texas – Kansas wheat farmer Paul Penner was elected as the new president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) at the Association’s Board of Directors meeting Thursday.
“I’m very excited to serve as NAWG president and am looking forward to a productive year. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve as president and will work hard to live up to the expectations set forth,” said Penner.
NAWG Officers, Staff Attend Ag Rail Business Council Meeting in Fort Worth
NAWG Submits Comments to CFTC
Director of Research and Technology
Email: technology (at) wheatworld.org
Phone: 202-547-7800 x5
Burleson Smith is NAWG’s research and technology director. He works to evaluate pathways to increase the agronomic and economic viability of wheat through public and private breeding programs and other sources of technology that support wheat growers.
The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is excited to announce the passage of The Agriculture Act of 2014, also known as the Farm Bill. President Obama signed the Bill into law at Michigan State University on Friday. Michigan State University was the first land grant university created in the country and is also the alma mater of Senator Debbie Stabenow, Chairwoman of the Senate Agriculture committee.
The Farm Bill Passed Congress; President to Sign Friday
In a 68-32 vote Tuesday, the Senate passed The Agriculture Act of 2014, known to most as the farm bill. The next step is the President’s signature, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Michigan State University in the home state of Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.).
The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) is joining in the excitement of the passage of the Farm Bill conference report. After a three-year long process, the Senate passed the bill with a final vote of 68-32 Tuesday. The House passed the farm bill report last week and the bill now awaits the President’s signature.
A statement from NAWG President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer and seedsman from Moccasin, Mont.:
The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) awarded Rep. Frank Lucas, Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee (R-Okla.) the 2013 Wheat Leader of the Year Award at the annual Wheat Industry Winter Conference in Washington, D.C.
NAWG President Bing Von Bergen presented the award to Rep. Lucas during committee meetings on Friday. After receiving the award, Rep. Lucas gave a brief speech to the NAWG board.