Posted January 6, 2022
Should you budget for higher input prices? Refine the marketing plan for fluctuating futures prices? Attend a conference or seminar to learn about the latest in research? As you make new year’s resolutions for your farming operation, help the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers (KAWG) refine their 2022 policy resolutions during the KAWG annual meeting on January 27.
“KAWG is proud to give our farmers a voice and keep them informed,” said Justin Gilpin, CEO of Kansas Wheat. “Join us as we plan and prioritize our engagement with elected officials on the policies and programs that impact your farming operations.”
The KAWG annual membership meeting will take place on Jan. 27, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. at the Kansas Wheat Innovation Center in Manhattan. KAWG members can attend the meeting in person or join virtually. Instructions for joining the meeting via Zoom will be e-mailed to KAWG members. To make sure you are on the list or for other questions, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the annual meeting, members will review KAWG’s activities and priorities and discuss and debate the policies of wheat growers in a policy resolutions session. New resolutions include opposition of government mandates on carbon or sustainability on food labels and the removal of stepped-up basis from the tax code. Other new resolutions include support for USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to create crop insurance policies to cover losses from wheat streak mosaic virus and other diseases, farmers’ rights to repair their equipment and make decisions on where equipment is repaired and practices to protect farmer ownership and privacy of data. Read the list of KAWG policy resolutions at https://kswheat.com/kawg-resolutions.
“KAWG continues to advocate on behalf of Kansas wheat farmers in discussions on climate policy, farm bill programs, infrastructure and more,” Gilpin said. “Share your thoughts with us during the annual meeting as we discuss these issues and more.”
During the annual meeting, Kansas wheat farmers will also formally elect members of the KAWG Board of Directors. Ballots were mailed out to KAWG members. These ballots must be returned by Jan. 15, 2022, to KAWG at 1990 Kimball Ave., Manhattan, KS 66502. Didn't receive a ballot? Send questions to email@example.com.
The KAWG membership meeting will precede the 2022 Kansas Commodity Classic, scheduled this year for Jan. 28, 2022, at the Hilton Garden Inn in Salina. Join the annual convention of the Kansas wheat, corn, grain sorghum and soybean farmers to hear a weather/climate outlook from Chief Meteorologist Ross Janssen from KWCH in Wichita and a market update from David Brock from Brock Associates. Elected officials have been invited to give a U.S. Congressional Update on the upcoming farm bill and other pertinent issues affecting Kansas farmers. Gregg Doud, Vice President of Global Situational Awareness and Chief Economist with Aimpoint Research, will end the day with a trade update.
The event is free to attend and includes a complimentary breakfast and lunch; however pre-registration is requested for food count purposes.
Visit http://www.kansascommodityclassic.com to register.
Written by Julia Debes for Kansas Wheat