Washington D.C. (February 08, 2018) – Between record low commodity prices, extreme natural disasters, and unfair trade practices in the global marketplace, wheat growers across the country have experienced a multitude of challenges the past couple of years. To educate the Administration, Members of Congress, and their staff on just how expansive and important the entire wheat value chain is to the economy and to our food supply, the National Wheat Foundation (NWF) is hosting a wheat industry educational event today from 1:00pm to 4:30pm in G50 Dirksen.
“This event featuring organizations throughout the entire wheat value chain is the first of its kind for the Foundation and for Congressional staff,” stated Foundation Board Chairman Phil McLain. “We hope to give our policy makers and all attendees a better understanding of the how each component of the wheat value chain functions. We were also particularly pleased to be able to have USDA Deputy Secretary Censky, Chairman Roberts, and Ranking Member Stabenow walk through the event during a special preview.”
While the wheat value chain encompasses multiple companies, organizations, and third parties, the Wheat 102 participants include American Bakers Association, American Seed Trade Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, BASF, Bayer, BNSF Railway, CropLife America, Farm Credit Council, Flowers Foods, Food Marketing Institute, General Mills, Grain Foods Foundation, Monsanto, National Wheat Foundation, North American Millers’ Association, Texas A&M University, Syngenta, U.S. Custom Harvesters, U.S. Wheat Associates, Wheat Foods Council, Wheat Marketing Center, and Wheat Quality Council.
“We are thankful for each organization that made this event possible,” continued McLain. “We are proudly unifying the wheat industry from researcher to producer to consumer.”
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.