Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat: “Our export markets are critical to U.S. wheat farmers’ bottom lines as they see 50 percent of U.S. wheat exported each year. The grain inspection system is one of our key advantages over our competitors that has helped wheat and other U.S. commodities grow export markets. Our overseas customers value the independent system in place through the Grain Standards Act.” – Doug Goyings, USW Chairman and Paulding, Ohio wheat farmer, in response to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture’s business meeting to markup the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act (GSA) of 2020
Congratulations Colleagues. We are fortunate to have devoted, loyal colleagues at U.S. Wheat Associates, including two that recently celebrated milestones. Ann Murchison, Office Manager, USW West Coast Office, recently celebrated 25 years with USW, while Joe Sowers, Regional Vice President for Philippines and Korea, USW Manila Office, recently celebrated 15 years. Thank you, Ann and Joe, for your service to our organization, U.S. wheat farmers and our customers.
Phase One Deal with China Still Needed. USW joined the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and a coalition of almost 200 other agricultural organizations in a letter reiterating to the Trump Administration the importance of the U.S.-China Trade Agreement for U.S. agriculture and exports. “Today, the world grain and oilseed market is experiencing the greatest oversupply of production since the 1980s, and the United States is facing increasing competition from foreign sources,” the letter stated. Read the letter online here.
2020 National Wheat Yield Contest. On February 18, 2020, the National Wheat Foundation officially opened the 2020 National Wheat Yield Contest! The Contest is divided into two primary competition categories: winter wheat and spring wheat, and two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. The Foundation is currently accepting entries for the Spring Wheat category. The deadline to submit it August 1.
New Virtual Offerings for Women in Agribusiness Event Series. In a pivotal move to ensure event excellence during the changing business climate, the Women in Agribusiness (WIA) Summit series has announced virtual attendance options for its 2020 U.S. and international conferences in July and September.
Open Position in OWGL. Oregon Wheat Growers (OWGL) is looking to fill their Administrative Assistant/Membership Coordinator position. For more details on the job opening and how to apply, visit www.owgl.org/careers!
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