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W P S – Worker Protection Standard – revised standard takes effect in 2018 WPS adoption delayed  – Existing rules will remain in effect through the end of 2017 PERC website – Pesticide Educational Resources Collaborative “How to Comply” Manual

URGENT- PUBLIC HEARING

We need growers to attend an Environmental Quality Commission (EQC) hearing next Wednesday, September 12th, at the DEQ headquarters in Portland.  The details are attached. NWEA EQC Call to Action This hearing is in response to a petition made by NW Environmental Advocates (NWEA) that requests the EQC to implement the provisions of recent Biological […]

Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups

We urge you to send your comments to your congressman. Find Congressional contact info here. Farm Bill Now Coalition Unites Nation’s Farm Groups The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and 38 other national agricultural organizations issued a statement Wednesday regarding the need for Congress to pass a new, comprehensive, five-year farm bill before current farm programs […]

Peterson: House farm bill ‘settled’

The final details of the House farm bill were “settled” in the House Agriculture Committee last Thursday and the details should be released by the end of the week before a markup next Wednesday, House Agriculture Committee ranking member Collin Peterson, D-Minn., said on Saturday, according to a report in the Fargo, N.D., Forum. Peterson […]

Wheat Growers Celebrate USDA’s 150th Anniversary

ARLINGTON, Virginia — The U.S. wheat industry congratulates the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) as it celebrates its 150th anniversary on Tuesday. On May 15, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed an act establishing the Department of Agriculture. Five days later, he signed the Homestead Act, which opened up western lands to settlement, including much of […]

U.S. Wheat Industry Hails U.S.-Colombia FTA Implementation

In a huge victory for U.S. wheat farmers, the United States and Colombia officially implemented on Tuesday a free trade agreement (FTA) first signed in 2006. The pact immediately eliminates all tariffs on U.S. wheat imports to Colombia and ends a significant tariff disadvantage U.S. farmers have faced compared to Canadian and Argentine wheat imports […]