As Congress gears up for Farm Bill
reauthorization, we are asking our members to engage with legislators to seek support for the
Expanding Agricultural Exports Act (S. 176) and Agriculture Export Promotion
Act (H.R. 648).
In February, lawmakers
introduced this bipartisan and bicameral legislation that would strengthen the
effectiveness of the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development
program (FMD). MAP’s authorized funding has not changed since 2006 and FMD
funding has remained the same since 2002, so inflation and sequestration have
significantly eroded the ability to compete with other countries who are
steadily investing more in their agricultural export promotion efforts. Impact: If enacted, this legislation would
double funding for these agricultural export market development programs
administered by USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service.
To highlight the
importance of enacting this legislation, NAWG launched a grassroots campaign to
help wheat growers encourage their Members of Congress to support these
legislative efforts and have them included as part of the 2023 Farm Bill.
click here to participate in our grassroots
advocacy campaign. Wheat growers are strongly encouraged to participate in the
campaign to let their Members of Congress know how vital supporting these
marker bills are to advancing agricultural exports.
Participate in the grassroots advocacy campaign here
. Let our Members of Congress know how vital supporting these bills are to advancing Oregon Wheat exports!