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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 […]

Featured Member Benefit

The OWGL has partnered with Mutual of Omaha to provide a disability insurance offering for it’s Members! For Individuals: Receive a 15% discount as a OWGL Member Business Owners: Receive 15% discount and may also qualify for an additional 10% in benefit level at no additional cost as OWGL Member! (upgrade requires 20% ownership and […]

No Rule Requiring Commercial License of Farmers

Aug. 8, 2011 BrownfieldAgNews reports: Not sure where it started, but John Porcari, Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation wants to be clear, anything you’ve heard or read about a commercial driver’s license going to be required for farm equipment is not true.  “Let me say this as bluntly as I can to the agricultural community, there […]