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At Commodity Classic- NAWG's Chandler Goule Talks Trade and Farm Bill With Carson Horn

Thu, 02 Mar 2017 05:27:09 CST

At Commodity Classic- NAWG's Chandler Goule Talks Trade and Farm Bill With Carson Horn The Leadership of the National Association of Wheat Growers has gathered in San Antonio this week for the 2017 Commodity Classic. Part of the reason for NAWG’s volunteer leaders to gather is to be involved in meetings where the group essentially is developing a blueprint for their policy priorities for the upcoming Farm Bill. Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Associate Farm Director Carson Horn was there to speak with NAWG’s Chief Executive Officer Chandler Goule about what issues have cropped up attracting the group’s attention in recent weeks leading up to the start of Farm Bill discussions.

“Between the election and the Farm Bill and some trade implications but also rolling back of regulations for farmers has kind of a hodge-podge of good and bad and what do we do and where do we go,” Goule recounted, “so it’s been a very exciting eight months.”

Each issue seems to be more demanding than the last as Goule lists his priorities. But while the trade situation becomes increasingly more unpredictable, he says focus is being concentrated on preparing for Farm Bill negotiations.

“My experience of 17 years in Washington tells me it’s going to be four at the minimum probably six years before we actually get an agreement in place,” he said. “And we’ve still got last year’s crop to get rid of, we’ve got this year’s crop coming off, so trade is not above Farm Bill but when you have to compare things outside of Farm Bill trade is a top priority for us.”

Horn spoke to Goule this past fall, and at that time, Goule explained that he was entering collaborative talks with leaders of other commodity groups to attempt to proactively land on the same page regarding the Farm Bill. He reports those talks still continue and that a meeting is scheduled after Commodity Classic for these groups to come together again, who will compare resolutions and hopefully make compromises to speed up the ratification of the Farm Bill this time.

“They do continue to take place and even more frequently, Most of the major commodity here at Commodity Classic, so corn, soy, wheat, Farm Bureau, the Farmers Union have continued to meet. We’ve got another meeting coming up, to see what we do agree on so we can move forward and to hammer out any of our differences behind closed doors and avoid some of those problems we saw in the 2014 Farm Bill, so we can try to speed up the process as much as possible.”

Goule insists the efforts of the organization will funnel into their goal of reasserting wheat’s dominance in the US markets as its third largest commodity. He says between himself and the leadership at the Commodity Classic, they will be able to express that goal effectively to attendees this week.

“Raising wheat’s voice is really our main goal here,” he concluded.

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Carson Horn talks policy matters with Chandler Goule of the National Associaiton of Wheat Growers
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