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Farm Bill Negotiators Make Progress
The NAWG Weekly Update will be back on Dec. 5. Enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday!
NAWG Board Meeting Update
Delaware Department of Agriculture and MANA (Makhteshim Agan of North America) have approved a state label (24c) for use of Glory herbicide for winter wheat and barley.The active ingredient is metribuzin, formulated as a 75% DF. GLORY herbicide was requested for control of ALS-resistant chickweed.
Wheat Leaders Gather in Portland for Fall Meetings
Listen to NAWG Domestic and Trade Policy Committee Chairman Ryan McCormick discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Fall Wheat Conference, held Nov. 4, 2013, in Portland, Ore.
Listen to NAWG Research and Technology Committee Chairman Robert Blair discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Fall Wheat Conference, held Nov. 4, 2013, in Portland, Ore.
Listen to NAWG Environment and Renewable Resources Committee Chairman Dayton Christensen discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Fall Wheat Conference, held Nov. 4, 2013, in Portland, Ore.
Listen to NAWG/U.S. Wheat Associates Joint Biotechnology Committee Chairman Jay Armstrong discuss his committee’s meeting at the 2013 Fall Wheat Conference, held Nov. 4, 2013, in Portland, Ore.
Members Voice Priorities, Hopes at First Farm Bill Conference Meeting
Sowing wheat near Carrier, OK 2013
2 weeks after planting, a visit to see what emergence of wheat and radish planted together looks like.
2013 Farm Bill Conferees Set First Meeting for Oct. 30
Wheat rose in Chicago, after Argentina said cold and drought hurt its crop and on speculation U.S. and European exports will be sustained.
Midnight Deal Gets Government Up and Running, Raises Debt Ceiling – For Now
Oct. 17, Washington, D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) Thursday reinforced their support for the continued development of biotech wheat by joining others in the industry to congratulate the 2013 World Food Prize recipients, whose work has been instrumental to this vital technology.
Editor’s Note: NAWG’s Washington offices will be closed Monday, Oct. 14, for Columbus Day.
Shutdown’s Effects Seep into Ag Business, Farm Bill Debate
Chris Churko, Product Manager with Viterra shares his thoughts on how best to select wheat varieties for your farm next year.
Gridlock: Federal Budget and Farm Bill Expire, Government Closed for Business
A statement from National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) President Bing Von Bergen, a wheat farmer and seedsman from near Moccasin, Mont.:
“For the second year in a row, we have watched as our legislators let the farm bill expire without an extension or a new law in place. This year’s expiration is doubly concerning because our leaders have also failed to approve a new budget, shutting the federal government down wholesale until a compromise can be reached.
Washington and the Nation Focus on Potential Government Shutdown
The nation and the world are watching anxiously to see if Congress approves a continuance of federal spending after the government’s fiscal year ends on Monday, Sept. 30. Many agencies in Washington are preparing to shut down if a deal cannot be reached over the weekend. The Senate is likely to reject a House-proposed continuing resolution on Saturday, while House leaders look at a CR lasting just a few days to allow for additional negotiations.
House Passes Nutrition-Only Bill, Hopefully Leading to Farm Bill Conference
With Congress Back, Ag Looks to Uncertain Farm Bill End Game
Members of Congress have arrived back in Washington, D.C., and are looking to tackle a long list of legislative priorities, including the long-pending farm bill. Here’s a review of where that vital legislation stands: