Washington, D.C. (November 12, 2019) – Two grower leaders from the U.S. wheat industry will be available during the National Association of Farm Broadcasters’ Trade Talk being held during the 2019 Annual Convention. On Thursday, media will have an opportunity to speak with NAWG President Ben Scholz who can talk to several issues including congressional action on USMCA, food aid and the role of wheat, and NAWG’s remaining priorities for 2019. Broadcasters will also be able to meet with USW Board of Director Brian Linin who will touch on such issues as why the new U.S.-Japan tariff agreement and the U.S-Mexico-Canada Agreement on trade are so important to all U.S. wheat farmers. U.S. Wheat Associates can also speak to how it is successfully using agricultural trade promotion funding to build new overseas demand.
WHO: NAWG President and Lavon, TX wheat farmer Ben Scholz; and USW Board of Director and Kanas wheat farmer Brian Linin.
WHEN: Thursday, November 14, 2019 from 7:00amCT to 1:30pmCT.
WHERE: Century Ballroom, Booth 27
MEDIA CONTACT: Caitlin Eannello, Director of Communications, National Association of Wheat Growers, (240) 423-4345, firstname.lastname@example.org or Amanda Spoo, Director of Communications, U.S. Wheat Associates, (541) 314-5504, email@example.com.
As you plan your interviews next week, please consider scheduling a time now to meet one on one with these wheat leaders during the trade talk. You can also stop by the Wheat booth to say hello and get an interview.
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 levels. From their offices in the Wheat Growers Building 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.
About U.S. Wheat Associates
USW’s mission is to “develop, maintain, and expand international markets to enhance wheat’s profitability for U.S. wheat producers and its value for their customers.” USW activities in more than 100 countries are made possible through producer checkoff dollars managed by 17 state wheat commissions and cost-share funding provided by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. For more information, visit our website at www.uswheat.org.
Source: National Association of Wheat Growers & U.S. Wheat Associates