MGGA Travels to Washington, D.C. for Winter Wheat Meetings

Great Falls – Montana Grain Growers Association traveled to Washington D.C. this week to attend the Wheat Industry Winter Conference. Topline issues covered at the National Association of Wheat Growers meetings included; climate and sustainability, international trade, research and Farm Bill programs.

While in our Nations Capital, MGGA had the opportunity to meet with U.S. Senator Tester, U.S. Senator Daines and Congressman Rosendale. MGGA directly asked for support with winter wheat categorized as a cover crop without having to terminate the crop and discussed the challenges with drought, input costs, and supply chain disruptions.

“We were able to share with our delegation about the drought and some of the costs we are facing with fertilizer, fuel, and chemical prices.” Nathan Keane, MGGA Vice President stated. “MGGA is passionate about sharing the reality of the situation in Montana and this week we accomplished just that!” Keane added.

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The Montana Grain Growers Association is a commodity specific organization representing the interests of Montana wheat and barley growers. We use the contacts and experience gained over the past 60+ years to affect the laws, regulations and rules that we farm by. We are recognized as an influential commodity organization in our state and country and we use that influence to make things happen.

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