Washington, D.C. (September 15, 2022)This week, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) welcomed wheat farmers to Washington, D.C., for a fly-in to discuss our 2023 Farm Bill priorities. In June, NAWG met and agreed upon its initial 2023 Farm Bill priorities, which have since been shared with the House and Senate Agriculture Committees and Congress as they continue to review the 2018 Farm Bill.

“With the 2018 Farm Bill set to expire in just over one year, wheat growers are meeting with lawmakers to discuss our 2023 Farm Bill priorities and to highlight the important role the Farm Bill plays in supporting rural communities and American agriculture,” said Nicole Berg. “This week, wheat growers visited nearly 55 Congressional officers, met with committee staff and held a panel with senior USDA officials. We appreciate the opportunity to meet Members of Congress to discuss our Farm Bill priorities, the potential rail shutdown, trade and input costs. We look forward to continuing to work with Congress as they review existing Farm Bill programs and learn about the programs that help farmers grow wheat in a safe and affordable way.”

During the fly-in, NAWG held a panel with staff from the four corners of the ag committees and hosted a roundtable discussion with representatives from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). NAWG looks forward to continuing conversations with policymakers on the programs and initiatives that benefit rural America.