USDA’s $12 billion aid package gets mixed reviews from ag

· August 28, 2018

The USDA’s announcement Monday with more details on the $12 billion aid package was met with mixed reactions from the agriculture and livestock sector. Some said thanks and some said trade not aid. Through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) in the Trump Tariff Aid Plan, sorghum producers will receive 86 cents per bushel. This initial […]

2018 Farm Bill narrowly passes through the House

· June 21, 2018

The 2018 Farm Bill has made its way through the House in a 213-2111 vote. Today, the House passed the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 (H.R. 2), critical legislation to address the economic challenges facing the nation’s farmers and ranchers, while making significant investments in opportunities for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients. “Today’s […]


Wheat growers ticked off by Trump’s steel, aluminum tariffs

· March 2, 2018

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are extremely disappointed in the decision announced by President Trump Thursday to impose sweeping tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. The growers said they have repeatedly warned that the risks of retaliation and the precedent set by such a policy have serious […]

National ag coalition: California Prop 65 needs to be halted

· February 20, 2018

A national agriculture coalition is going to court today with a reasonable request: halt California’s extreme Prop 65 listing of glyphosate until the judge can consider all of the facts. Despite scientific findings from hundreds of studies and conclusions by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and regulatory agencies […]


Ag weighs in on Trump’s State of the Union Address

· January 31, 2018

Last night President Donald Trump touched on many key ag issues such as infrastructure, immigration, tax reform, and the opioid crisis in his State of the Union Address, while staying clear of subjects such as NAFTA and the Farm Bill. Here is what some big names in ag had to say: U.S. Secretary of Agriculture […]

U.S. wheat growers could take a hit from TPP exclusion

· January 25, 2018

U.S. wheat growers say the revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) that excludes the United State puts overseas demand for U.S. wheat at serious risk. Japan imports an average of 3.1 million metric tons of U.S. wheat every year. After full implementation of the new TPP, Japan’s import tariffs on Canadian and Australian wheat would drop by […]

Wheat growers: Government shutdown is bad for ag

· January 22, 2018

Failing to pass legislation to fund government operations and creating a government shutdown is a failure to farmers says the National Association of Wheat Growers President. NAWG President and Outlook, Montana farmer Gordon Stoner made the following statement: “Funding the government is a basic charge of Congress, and failing to do so impacts farmers across […]

NAWG: Wheat growers at mercy of Mother Nature & Farm Bill

· January 5, 2018

Recent extreme winter conditions in major wheat-producing states re-affirm the need for a 2018 Farm Bill and strong federal crop insurance program. According to Radiant Solutions, a data collection and analysis company based in Herndon, Virginia, “solid snow cover in the northern Plains and Midwest gave wheat fields enough protection from the bitter cold conditions, […]

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