The grower-leaders who run the National Association of Wheat Growes and U.S. Wheat Associates met last week in Portland, Ore., for their annual fall business meetings, reviewing a wide range of financial and policy topics.

The NAWG Board accepted several resolutions from its committees and the two standing joint committees with USW that focus on biotechnology and trade policies. Two new resolutions restated existing policy outlined in the NAWG/USW Biotechnology Position Statement, on biotech food labeling and threshold levels for adventitious presence.

Wholly new resolutions expressed support for an ongoing trade negotiation with the European Union; on tariff rate quota utilization for World Trade Organization member countries; and supporting trade promotion authority (TPA).

The NAWG Board also accepted the organization’s annual audit, a revised budget and a revised industry partners program, and it encouraged increased support for the Wheat Innovation Alliance. Audio reports on several committees’ actions from those panels’ chairmen are available at