Recent news and highlights from around the wheat industry.
Speaking of Wheat: “When wheat is ripening properly, when the wind is blowing across the field, you can hear the beards of the wheat rubbing together. They sound like the pine needles in a forest. It is a sweet, whispering music that once you hear, you never forget.” – The Late Dr. Norman Borlaug.
Season’s Greetings! During this season, all of us at U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) take time to reflect upon the good things we have … like our partnership with our friends at home and abroad. We appreciate working with you and hope that the holidays and the coming year will bring you happiness and success.
Office and Publications Schedule for the Holidays. USW Headquarters and West Coast Offices will be closed on Dec. 24 and 25 and on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. USW Price Report will not be published on Dec. 27. USW Commercial Sales will not be published the week of Dec. 23.
A Move for NAWG. The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) will be moving its office to a new location in Washington, D.C. Jan. 4, 2020. The National Wheat Foundation (NWF), NAWG’s educational counterpart, has owned the building on Capitol Hill, in which NAWG has been the primary tenant, since 1978. NWF has decided to sell the building to keep pace with NAWG’s rising presence on Capitol Hill. Final details on the specific address of the new office will be announced in January. Read more here.
USDA Plans Trade Missions in 2020. USDA will sponsor seven agribusiness trade missions to grow and diversify export opportunities around the world for America’s farmers and ranchers, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney recently announced; four are first-time destinations for USDA trade missions. Each year, the marketing and trade experts from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) analyze and select a combination of new and growing markets in which to promote U.S. agricultural farm and food exports. USW and other organizations that are partners with FAS in export market development also participate in the trade missions.
Registration for 2020 Agricultural Outlook Forum. USDA has opened registration for its 96th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum Feb. 20 to 21, 2020, at the Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel in Arlington, Va. “The Innovation Imperative: Shaping the Future of Agriculture” will focus on innovations in agriculture, global trade trends, food loss and waste, frontiers in conservation, and the science of food safety.
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