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Thune, Stabenow Introduce Legislation to Provide Flexibility for Harvesting and Grazing Cover Crops on Prevented Plant Acres

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), ranking member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, today introduced the Cover Crop Flexibility Act of 2020 (S. 3479), legislation to permanently remove the prohibition on harvesting or grazing

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NAWG Member Testifies on Importance of Grain Inspection System for U.S. Export Markets

NAWG Member Testifies on Importance of Grain Inspection System for U.S. Export Markets

Washington, D.C. (July 31, 2019) – Today, the Senate Committee on Agriculture held a hearing looking at perspectives around reauthorizing the Grain Standards Act. Brian Linin, a wheat farmer from Goodland, Kansas, testified on behalf of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) on the importance of

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USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption

USDA Announces Support for Farmers Impacted by Unjustified Retaliation and Trade Disruption Prevented Planting 101 (Washington, D.C., May 23, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will take several actions to assist farmers in response to trade

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2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update February 15th – 6th week

2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update February 15th  – 6th week

Bills that South Dakota Wheat Inc., is following… click to see all legislative bills. If you have questions or concerns about the legislative listed below contact the office at 605-224-4418. Feb 22nd  will be crossover day, when all bills must be passed out of the house they

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2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update February 7th – 5th week

2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update February 7th  – 5th week

Bills that South Dakota Wheat Inc., is following… click to see all legislative bills. If you have questions or concerns about the legislative listed below contact the office at 605-224-4418. Monitoring: SB 4  Passed out of Senate Taxation committee NEW Amendment explanation “Several counties (10 or more) 

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2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update January 31st – 4th week

2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update January 31st  – 4th week

Bills that South Dakota Wheat Inc., is following… click to see all legislative bills. If you have questions or concerns about the legislative listed below please contact the office at 605-224-4418. Monitoring: SB 4 HOG HOUSE On the printed bill, delete everything after the enacting clause and

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2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update January 18th – 2nd week

2019 Capitol Issues/Legislative Update  January 18th  – 2nd week

Bills that South Dakota Wheat Inc., is following… click to see all legislative bills. If you have questions or concerns about the legislation listed below please contact us at the office at 605-224-4418.   ·       Support ·       Oppose   Monitoring:      ·     Senate Bill  4  – An Act to revise certain provisions regarding

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2019 SD Legislative Calendar

2019 SD Legislative Calendar

The 2019 South Dakota Legislative Calendar can be found at: https://sdlegislature.gov/docs/legsession/2019/calendar.pdf

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2018 Farm Bill Conference Report Summary

2018 Farm Bill Conference Report Summary

To:         NAWG Officers, Directors, State Executives   From:    NAWG Staff Date:     December 11, 2018 Re:         NAWG 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report Summary On Monday, December 10, 2018, the leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture Committee announced that a sufficient number of House and Senate conferees had

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Comparison of the Senate-passed and House-passed Farm Bills

Comparison of the Senate-passed and House-passed Farm Bills

Regarding the Commodity titles, the House bill includes language to specifically reauthorize various programs, whereas the Senate bill’s approach to reauthorizing programs is primarily to change the dates of authorization in statute.  It’s a structural difference, but we make note of this because there will be some

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