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2022 KAWG annual meeting will be Jan. 27

Jennifer M. Latzke Wheat field and sunrise
NEW YEAR DAWNS: The Kansas Association of Wheat Growers will hold its annual meeting Jan. 27 in person at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan, Kan. For those members unable to attend in person, KAWG is offering the ability to attend virtually via Zoom to stay informed on policy recommendations and other updates for the new year.
The annual Kansas Association of Wheat Growers meeting will be held both in person and virtually.

Should you budget for higher input prices? Refine the marketing plan for fluctuating futures prices? Attend a conference or seminar to learn about the latest in research? As you make New Year’s resolutions for your farming operation, help the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers refine their 2022 policy resolutions during the KAWG annual meeting on Jan. 27.

“KAWG is proud to give our farmers a voice and keep them informed,” says Justin Gilpin, Kansas Wheat CEO. “Join us as we plan and prioritize our engagement with elected officials on the policies and programs that impact your farming operations.”

The KAWG annual membership meeting will take place at 3 p.m. Jan. 27, at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan. KAWG members can attend the meeting in person or join virtually. Instructions for joining the meeting via Zoom will be emailed to KAWG members. To make sure you are on the list or for other questions, email [email protected].

During the annual meeting, members will review KAWG’s activities and priorities, and discuss and debate the policies of wheat growers in a policy resolutions session. New proposed resolutions include opposition of government mandates on carbon or sustainability on food labels, and the removal of stepped-up basis from the tax code. Other new policy resolutions include support for USDA’s Risk Management Agency to create crop insurance policies to cover losses from wheat streak mosaic virus and other diseases, farmers’ rights to repair their equipment and make decisions on where equipment is repaired, and practices to protect farmer ownership and privacy of data. Read the list of KAWG policy resolutions at kswheat.com/kawg-resolutions.

Speak up about KAWG issues

“KAWG continues to advocate on behalf of Kansas wheat farmers in discussions on climate policy, farm bill programs, infrastructure and more,” Gilpin says. “Share your thoughts with us during the annual meeting as we discuss these issues and more.” 

During the annual meeting, Kansas wheat farmers will also formally elect members of the KAWG Board of Directors.

The KAWG membership meeting will precede the 2022 Kansas Commodity Classic, scheduled for Jan. 28, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Salina. Join the annual convention of the Kansas wheat, corn, grain sorghum and soybean farmers to hear a weather and climate outlook from Ross Janssen, chief meteorologist at KWCH in Wichita; and a market update from David Brock from Brock Associates. Elected officials have been invited to give a U.S. congressional update on the upcoming farm bill and other pertinent issues affecting Kansas farmers. Gregg Doud, vice president of Global Situational Awareness and chief economist with Aimpoint Research, will end the day with a trade update.

The event is free to attend and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch; however, preregistration is requested for food count purposes.

Visit kansascommodityclassic.com to register.

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