Nebraska Wheat representatives discuss wheat and Farm Bill challenges with Senator Deb Fischer while examining a map that illustrates wheat production areas, milling and shuttle train facilities across the state. (Courtesy photo)

Wheat farmers visit Washington DC

    Members of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) and the Nebraska Wheat Growers Association (NWGA) returned from a recent trip to Washington, DC where they discussed the challenges facing both the Nebraska and the U.S. wheat industries with congressional leaders and national wheat organizations.
     Each year NWB and NWGA participate in the U.S. Wheat Associates and National Association of Wheat Growers Winter Wheat Conference held in the nation’s capitol.         The organizations also take time to visit each of the state’s five congressional representatives about the challenges facing Nebraska wheat farmers.
    Attending this year were Bob Delsing, Hemingford; Larry Flohr, Chappell; Brent Robertson, Elsie; Kent Lorens, Stratton; Von Johnson, Cambridge; and Randon Peters, McCook.
     Delsing, Flohr, Robertson, Lorens and Johnson all participated in meetings with U.S. Wheat Associates to discuss international marketing, the Market Access Program and Foreign Market Development program, hard white wheat, and the effects of changes on trade agreements may have on wheat markets.

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