03-16-17 NAWG: Wheat Farmers and Researchers Hit the Hill during National Ag Week

NAWG - wheat_logoWheat Farmers and Researchers Hit the Hill Next Week

Next week, March 20-21, representatives from the National Wheat Improvement Committee (NWIC) will meet with wheat industry stakeholders and federal congressional members during its annual Washington, DC Fly-In.  The goal of the NWIC is to maintain an adequate wheat supply for the country and insure the United States is a reliable source of premier quality wheat on the world market.  The NWIC members are tasked with keeping its stakeholders and congressional offices updated on wheat research efforts and to raise awareness on current and future issues that affect the production and sale of wheat in foreign and domestic markets.  The NWIC is comprised of 24 members representing regional public and private sector researchers, growers and the food processing industry.  

The National Association of Wheat Growers was founded more than 60 years ago by producers who wanted to work together for the common good of the industry. Today, NAWG works with its 22 affiliated state associations and many coalition partners on issues as diverse as federal farm policy, environmental regulation, the future commercialization of emerging technologies in wheat and uniting the wheat industry around common goals.