Farm Bill

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Farm bill implications for farmland owners

By Tim Cobb
Owner, Farmland Company

It isn’t uncommon for farm bills to move past their legislative expiration as was the case this past September when the fiscal expiration of the current 2018 Farm Bill occurred. It also isn’t the first time Congress has moved to enact a short term, one-year extension to keep the current…

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A booger of a farm bill

By Andy Juris
President, Washington Association of Wheat Growers

What I’m about to relay to you is a true story. A few weeks ago, myself and the rest of the leadership team from the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) stumbled into our hotel in Washington, D.C. It had been a long day of negotiating the innards of our…

On the Hill

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Staff and leaders from the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) closed out January by traveling to Washington, D.C., to take part in National Association of Wheat Growers’ (NAWG) winter board meetings and to meet with members of Washington’s federal delegation and leaders of U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) agencies….

Legislative launch

By Trista Crossley
Editor

The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) is gearing up for some heavy legislative lifting in 2023. There’s a lot of big issues on the state agenda, including amending the state’s agriculture overtime rule to include a seasonal exemption, protecting against restrictive riparian buffer rules, and continuing to advocate against…

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National spotlight

By Trista Crossley
Editor

This month, Benton County wheat grower Nicole Berg will step in as president of the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG). Berg has a long history of advocacy for the wheat industry, especially in Washington state, where she served as president of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) in…

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Wheat and Greet

By Trista Crossley
Editor

After having to cancel last year due to COVID-19, this year’s Tri-State Grain Growers Convention had a lot of ground to cover. Producers gathered at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Wash., Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, to listen to noted national speakers discuss the way consumers view food production;…

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Food and Farm Tour

By Trista Crossley
Editor

More than 60 legislators, legislative staff and industry stakeholders descended on Walla Walla in late September to take part in a two-day food and farm tour that highlighted issues facing agriculture and celebrated the region’s many farms. Stops on the tour included a wheat farm, a grain elevator, a vineyard,…

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Snodgrass to revisit weather at convention

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Want to hear more long-term weather predictions from Eric Snodgrass? The principal atmospheric scientist for Nutrien Ag Solutions will be appearing as a keynote speaker at the 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention, Nov. 30 to Dec. 3, at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Wash. In his presentation, Snodgrass will…

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2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention

By Trista Crossley
Editor

Presented by the wheat industries After being canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions last year, the 2021 Tri-State Grain Growers Convention promises to be better than ever. This year’s event is slated for Nov. 30-Dec. 3 at the Davenport Grand Hotel in Spokane, Wash., and is sponsored by the Washington Association…