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Washington, D.C. (January 23, 2020) – Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released a final rule to provide more clarity in Clean Water Act (CWA) applicability to, and definition of, waters of the U.S. (WOTUS). “Today’s announcement is welcome news to America’s wheat producers who’ve dealt with years…

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Like many of you, I too grew up on a farm, albeit in the Netherlands. To this day, I am more likely to refer to myself as a farm kid (who happens to work in agricultural research and extension) rather than as a scientist (who happens to work in agriculture).  Like many of you, our…

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December 20, 2019 Read the full report as a PDF Price Report will not be published on December 27. The next Price Report will be published on January 3, 2020. U.S. Wheat Associates Headquarters and West Coast Offices will be closed in the afternoon on Tuesday, December 24, and Wednesday, December 25, for the Christmas…

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U.S. House Passes USMCA World-Grain – 12/20/2019 The U.S. House of Representatives passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade agreement on Dec. 19 with a bipartisan vote of 385-41. Under the USMCA, all food and agriculture products that have had zero tariffs under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will continue to enjoy zero tariff…

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Washington, D.C. (December 19, 2019) – U.S wheat growers are very pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today. This past year, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates have forcefully spoken out on their behalf about the need for the USMCA.  “Agriculture desperately needed a…

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Note that these are the final updates for the year and that NAWG will resume its weekly updates on January 9, 2020. House Passes USMCA, NAWG and USW Issue Joint Release On December 19, 2019, the House of Representatives approved the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement with a vote of 385 to 41. In a recent joint press…

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Talking Trade Wheat Life – 12/19/2019 What do you get when you add a dash of farm bill implementation and trade to a new global order, served with a side of national wheat issues and topped off with a long-term weather forecast? An informative, engaging 2019 convention agenda, of course. Agri-Pulse Executive Editor Philip Brasher is…

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Export Activity Picking Up on Major Crops AgWeek – 12/15/2019 The U.S. Department of Agriculture monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report was viewed as neutral to friendly to the wheat complex. USDA estimates 2019-20 U.S. ending stocks at 974 million bushels, which was lower than pre-report estimates of 1.01 billion bushels and compared…

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Wheat Markets Rise on Trade Agreement Coattails Successful Farming – 12/16/2019 When we try to quantify how much wheat would be involved in the China business, the numbers don’t look that big. Some estimate about 250,000 of higher quality wheat. We’ll take it but it’s not a game changer. They typically buy spring wheat to…

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