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Decade Lows in Wheat Prices Supports Need for Effective Farm Bill

August 29, 2016 Washington, D.C. – Record yields across the U.S. and favorable conditions around the world this harvest season have brought the lowest price of wheat in nearly a decade, with wheat futures down, causing a dilemma for elevator operators as an oversupply of wheat has

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NAWG Applauds Senate Prioritization of Farm Economy Amidst Low Prices

Today, the Senate Agriculture Committee is holding a hearing on the Current State of the Farm Economy, with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack testifying. NAWG submitted testimony to the Committee discussing the dire economic conditions in wheat country, conveying the importance of current safety net and risk management

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August 25, 2016 Drought Update

North Plains and Corn Belt Well-placed showers brought some relief to drought-affected areas from southern Montana to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Pockets of dryness (D0) and moderate drought (D1) were also reduced in size or eliminated in parts of the western and eastern Corn Belt.

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SD Wheat Inc. Legislative Update February 26, 2016

Issues of importance or interest to agriculture are listed below: click on the link to read complete legislation. To find ANY bill click on the following links: HOUSE http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?Session=2016#HB SENATE: http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?Session=2016#SB   SB 3 revises the definition for determining ag land property by revising income criteria (gross

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SD Wheat Inc. Legislative Update February 18, 2016

Issues of importance or interest to agriculture are listed below: click on the link to read complete legislation. To find ANY bill click on the following links: HOUSE http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?Session=2016#HB SENATE: http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?Session=2016#SB   SB 3 revises the definition for determining ag land property by revising income criteria (gross

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SD Wheat Inc. Legislative Update February 10, 2016

Issues of importance or interest to agriculture are listed below: click on the link to read complete legislation. To find ANY bill click on the following links: HOUSE http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?Session=2016#HB SENATE: http://legis.sd.gov/Legislative_Session/Bills/default.aspx?Session=2016#SB   SB 3 revises the definition for determining ag land property by revising income criteria (gross

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Wheat Calculator

Wheat Calculator The data currently in the program is from the Volga location in 2014 and the discount/premium curve was taken from the SD wheat growers website last winter. Download Wheat Calculator

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 26, 2015

Senate and House Consider Budget Resolutions On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted its FY 2016 budget resolution on a vote of 228-199. The version of the budget resolution approved by the full House reflects the version passed by the House Budget Committee last week, but

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NAWG Weekly Update: March 19, 2015

Tonsager Joins Wheat Growers’ Policy Team This week NAWG announced the addition of Joshua Tonsager to lead the organization’s Washington-based government affairs team. Tonsager will serve as legislative director for NAWG, overseeing the policy team and leading the associations work on transportation and research and technology issues.

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Legislative Update 2/20/2015

  Bill Title HB 1018 revise the sales and use tax exemptions for farm machinery.  Passed House Taxation, Passed House Floor, Passed Senate Taxation, Passed Senate Floor, Signed by Governor 2-9 HB 1019 revise certain provisions regarding exemptions from sales and use taxation of farm machinery, attachment

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