Washington, D.C. (February 8, 2019) – Wheat growers across the country have experienced a multitude of challenges the past couple of years, with record low commodity prices, unfair trade practices in the global market, and a bigger than expected crop yield. To educate the Administration, Members of Congress, and their staff on just how expansive and important wheat is to the economy and to our food supply, the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is hosting, for a second year in a row, a wheat industry educational event and reception next Thursday, February 14, 2019.
WHO: Wheat Value Chain Participants Include:
- American Bakers Association
- American Seed Trade Association
- Association of Equipment Manufacturers
- BNSF Railway
- CropLife America
- Farm Credit
- Food Marketing Institute
- General Mills
- Grain Foods Foundation
- Grocery Manufacturers Association
- Indigo Ag, Inc.
- John Deere Agriculture & Turf
- National Pasta Association
- National Wheat Foundation (NWF)
- North American Millers’ Association
- Texas A&M University
- S. Wheat Associates
- Wheat Foods Council
- Wheat Marketing Center
- Wheat Quality Council
Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts will be attending a private preview from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. Additionally, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s Chief of Staff Ray Starling has also been invited to the private preview. Lastly, NAWG will be presenting our “Wheat Leader of the Year” Award to Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) during the reception.
WHEN: Thursday, February 14, 2019 with a private preview from 4:00pm to 5:00pm. The event/reception is open to all from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Media are invited to both.
WHERE: Kennedy Caucus Room Russell, Senate Building
MEDIA CONTACTS: Caitlin Eannello, Communications Director, National Association of Wheat Growers, (240) 423-4345, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP: We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week and please reach out if you would like to schedule an interview in advance.
About The Foundation
The National Wheat Foundation was established by the industry to serve as the national center for wheat research, education and outreach. Serving our mission, the Foundation works to advance the wheat industry through strategic research, education and outreach collaborations, guided by core values of grower centeredness, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness. The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated and headquartered in Washington, D.C., governed by a nine-member Board of Directors and managed by staff of the National Association of Wheat Growers, the Foundation’s sole member.