Washington, D.C. (January 31, 2018) – 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 a wheat industry educational event and reception, next Thursday, February 08, 2018 on Capitol Hill.
WHO: Wheat Value Chain Participants Include:
- American Bakers Association
- American Seed Trade Association
- Association of Equipment Manufacturers
- BNSF Railway
- Farm Credit
- Flowers Foods
- Food Marketing Institute
- General Mills
- Grain Foods Foundation
- National Wheat Foundation
- North American Millers’ Association
- Soil and Crop Sciences Department, Texas A&M University
- S. Custom Harvesters
- S. Wheat Associates
- Wheat Foods Council
- Wheat Marketing Center
- Wheat Quality Council
WHEN: Thursday, February 08, 2018, 1:00pm to 4:30pm (Educational Event); 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Reception)
WHERE: G50 Dirksen Senate Building (Educational Event); Hart 902 Senate Building (Reception)
MEDIA CONTACTS: Caitlin Eannello, Communications Manager, National Association of Wheat Growers, (240) 423-4345, firstname.lastname@example.org
RSVP: Media can RSVP to one or both events here.
We are looking forward to seeing everyone next week and please reach out if you would like to schedule a meeting 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.