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Vote to withdraw support of climate change legislation.

September 9, 2009

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The Board of Directors of the National Association of Wheat Growers has voted to remove all resolutions from its policy relating to greenhouse gas regulation and an agriculture cap-and-trade program. On a vote of 26-2, NAWG now says it is opposed to greenhouse gas legislation or regulation that has a negative impact on production agriculture.

 

The new policy states that they believe neither greenhouse gas regulation nor legislation should take effect until the major carbon emitting countries of the world have agreed to regulate their own greenhouse gases in a like manner to the United States.

 

NAWG is also urging USDA to do a detailed economic analysis of any legislation or regulation before it becomes law. NAWG staff and grower-leaders plan to continue to work on this issue to achieve an outcome that the board feels is in the best interest of their grower-members. 

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