05-11-17 Joint Statement – USW Joins NAWG in Support of USDA Reorganization

USW Joins NAWG in Support of USDA Reorganization

ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) joins the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) in applauding U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue’s announcement today creating a new undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. USW also joins NAWG in commending the Administration for recognizing the value of American agricultural products to international markets.

USW works with farmers and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service to fulfill its mission to “develop, maintain and expand international markets to enhance the profitability of U.S. wheat producers and their customers.” The Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development (FMD) program remain a crucial part of that mission, and USW believes this new position has the potential to increase support for the significant return agricultural export market development brings to the entire U.S. economy. More information is available at http://www.AgExportsCount.org.

USW activities in more than 100 countries are made possible through producer checkoff dollars managed by 18 state wheat commissions and cost-share funding provided by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. For more information, visit our website at http://www.uswheat.org.

About USW
USW’s mission is to “develop, maintain, and expand international markets to enhance the profitability of U.S. wheat producers and their customers.” USW activities in more than 100 countries are made possible through producer checkoff dollars managed by 18 state wheat commissions and cost-share funding provided by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service. For more information, visit our website at www.uswheat.org.

About NAWG
NAWG is the primary policy representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public. NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at the national levels. From their offices in the Wheat Growers Building on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members, Administration officials and the public.