Wheat Growers Will Make Policy Decisions July 30-31

Producers get chance to weigh in on topics of intense debate.

Published on: Jul 22, 2009
Wheat farmers from across the state will get to weigh in on key policy issues facing Congress and their own organizations, the Kansas Association of Wheat Growers and the Kansas Wheat Commission when they convene for annual meetings at the Hotel at Old Town on July 30 and 31.

A recent membership survey found KAWG members are concerned about the relationship of fuel and fertilizer input prices to overall agricultural profitability.

"EPA is moving forward with the threat of greenhouse gas regulation as the Obama administration pushes Congressional action," says Dana Peterson, producer policy specialist at Kansas Wheat. "There is yet to be a complete economic analysis of the House-passed bill; nor have we seen any details of potential input cost increases or direct benefits to farmers should the legislation pass. This analysis needs to come forward."

Other topics and presentations at the conference will address new technology, world marketing and the image of U.S. wheat in other counties.

A full schedule is available on the Kansas Wheat Web site, www.kansaswheat.org.

Conference co-sponsors include Kansas Wheat, Manhattan; KFSA, Hutchinson; Korol Financial Group, Derby and BASF.
Cost to attend the Kansas Wheat Conference is $80 prior to July 24; $100 thereafter and at the door. Farmers can call 1-866-75-WHEAT to reserve their seat.

All meals are included; however, hotel is not. Call the Hotel at Old Town at 1-877-265-3869.for reservations.