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Wheat leaders visit North Dakota to see drought's impactWheat leaders visit North Dakota to see drought's impact

Representatives attend the Wheat Quality Council’s tour to view impacted crops.

August 4, 2021

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ON THE SCENE: Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Wheat Growers Association, says his visit is a chance to understand how policies or current situations are impacting wheat growers.Oliver Strewe/Getty Images

The Dakotas, along with most of the country, have been impacted by the drought, with spring wheat growers seriously affected. To gain a better understanding of the drought’s effect, two officials with national wheat organizations attended the Wheat Quality Council’s 2021 Hard Spring and Durum Wheat Tour in North Dakota.

By gaining this firsthand experience, Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers, said he will be able to better represent the NAWG state members and create a more unified voice for the industry as NAWG advocates for wheat farmers in Washington, D.C.  Crop insurance, disaster assistance, and additional funding for breeding programs for more resilient crops are among the many programs NAWG continues to promote on Capitol Hill and with the Biden administration. 

“We are looking forward to learning more from wheat producers on the ground this week and understand the ways NAWG can better advocate for the common good of the industry,” Goule said. “We always want to listen and understand how policies or current situations are impacting wheat growers, and being able to attend these tours provides that instrumental opportunity.” 

Anne Osborne, project manager for the National Wheat Foundation, said she benefits from the networking on the tour. “The people on the tour are interested in promoting high-quality, profitable wheat just like the foundation is doing,” she said. “They may be interested in participating in our National Wheat Yield Contest, or helping with some of our other projects about high quality, high profit or nutrition through wheat.”

To keep up with the tour, follow NAWG on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram.

Source: National Association of Wheat Growers, which is responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and its subsidiaries aren't responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset.


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