NAWG Responds to the State of the Union

Tonight, President Joseph Biden delivered his second State of the Union remarks to Congress. NAWG CEO, Chandler Goule, provide the following statement in response:

“While the President addressed many issues of importance to the American people – like inflation, food prices, and food security – we are eager to hear more about agricultural and trade-related policies. In December, we were pleased to see the Senate finally take action and confirm two key trade positions. We are now eager to see a more trade-focused approach that works to develop, maintain, and expand international markets that keep American wheat producers in a strong position. With the 118th Congress having since convened, Farm Bill reauthorization is on many farmers’ minds.”

“Last week, wheat growers from across the country were in Washington, D.C., where they met with over 130 Congressional offices as we head into a Farm Bill year. We are disappointed President Biden didn’t use the opportunity to highlight this historically bipartisan legislative effort. Although the 2018 Farm Bill was a genuinely bipartisan endeavor, it is unfortunate he did not focus more of his remarks on this call to action to encourage cross-party unity and bridge the urban-rural divide. As Congress works to reauthorize the Farm Bill this year, continued improvements, stability, and certainty are needed to maintain a functional farm safety net.”

“As we move into this new Congress, NAWG looks forward to continuing to work with the Administration and Congress on ways to improve the livelihood of the American wheat farmer.” 

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