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USDA Service Centers Encourage Visitors to Make Appointments in Advance Due to Recent Public Health Concerns

March 23, 2020

U.S. Department of Agriculture service centers are encouraging visitors to take proactive protective measures to help prevent the spread of new coronavirus. All service center visitors wishing to conduct business with the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, or any other service center agency should call service centers and make appointments before visiting. USDA…

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Governor Walz signes $50 Million Rural Finance Authority Bill

March 18, 2020

Money replenishes loan funds for new, expanding, restructuring farmers St. Paul, MN: Governor Tim Walz today signed a bill allocating $50 million to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s (MDA) Rural Finance Authority (RFA) into law, allowing the RFA to continue offering eligible Minnesota farmers affordable financing and terms and conditions not offered by other traditional…

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U.S. Wheat Industry Applauds the Trump Administration for Signing the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement into Law

January 30, 2020

Washington, D.C. (January 29, 2020) – Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) extend thanks to President Trump for signing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law, making it an official trade agreement.   “USMCA will bring some guarantee to the unpredictable climate of farming,” said National Association of Wheat…

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NAWG Applauds Release of Updated WOTUS Rule

January 23, 2020

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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When You Inherit the Farm from Your Children

January 16, 2020

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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U.S. Wheat Industry Applauds Senate for Passing the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement

January 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. (January 16, 2020) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud the U.S. Senate for passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) today. “Trade deals can put the price of wheat back on track for many growers and create new opportunities for many farmers,” said NAWG President and Lavon,…

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NAWG Announces House Ag Committee Leader for its Wheat Leader of the Year Award

January 16, 2020

Washington, D.C. (January 15, 2020) – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) has announced that it has selected House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Mike Conaway (R-TX) for its “Wheat Leader of the Year Award”. The Wheat Leader of the Year Award is given annually to only one member of Congress and is to be…

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U.S. Wheat Associates Price Report

December 23, 2019

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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Articles of Interest- Friday, December 20, 2019

December 23, 2019

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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U.S. Wheat Industry Praises House of Representatives for Advancing the U.S. Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

December 20, 2019

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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NAWG Weekly Updates, December 19, 2019

December 20, 2019

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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Articles of Interest- Thursday, December 19, 2019

December 19, 2019

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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