NAWG approves new resolutions during Commodity Classic

by World Grain Staff
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NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, U.S. — During the 2012 Commodity Classic in Nashville, Tennessee, U.S., the week of Feb. 27, the National Association Wheat Growers (NAWG) met to review and approve resolutions.

A record 6,014 people attended the 2012 Commodity Classic to discuss farm policy, learn about important issues facing the ag community and see the latest equipment and technologies in the Classic trade show.

The new record represents a 25% percent increase over the previous one, set last year in Tampa, Florida, U.S.

Commodity Classic is also the site of NAWG’s annual meeting, where NAWG policy committees meet for the final time before the busy planting and harvesting season begins.

New resolutions approved by NAWG policy committees and the NAWG board of directors include:

  • NAWG supports the current crop insurance programs and delivery system. NAWG encourages the private sector to work with FSA on reporting acreage and losses.
  • NAWG opposes linking conservation compliance to crop insurance program participation.
  • NAWG urges the U.S. Trade Representative and Foreign Ag Service to pursue aggressive enforcement of existing trade agreements.
  • NAWG seeks enforcement of legislation for segregated commodity traded funds to be protected and remain segregated.
  • NAWG supports the Regulations from Executive in Need of Scrutiny (REINS) Act. This support is contingent on the term “regulation” referring only to involuntary mandates and not to any contractual agreements that an individual farmer chooses to enter into.
  • NAWG supports that CRP land is under the same regulations as cropland for the purposes of water management.
  • NAWG supports the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the development of E-15.
     

A full, updated resolutions document is available online at http://www.wheatworld.org/wp-content/uploads/about-resolutions-after-classic-2012.pdf.

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