Wheat leaders are watching Washington


The U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers are holding their joint Fall Board Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, and the farm bill is a hot topic.

North Dakota Grain Growers Association President Terry Weckerly says wheat leaders are discussing what they’d like to see in the next farm bill under the accelerated timeline that the Congressional deficit reduction “super committee” is trying to meet…

Weckerly on Wheat’s Wishlist

Several of the farm bill proposals that lawmakers are considering would build on crop insurance with a revenue program as the cornerstone of the farm safety net.  Weckerly says wheat growers are keeping a close eye on the developments….

Weckerly on Wheat’s Perspective

Leaders of the Ag Committees have said that agricultural programs should take no more than $23 billion in cuts over the next ten years through the ongoing debt-reduction process.  Those cuts would come on top of more than $40 billion in cuts in recent years to crop insurance, nutrition and other programs.