During his first official day as president of the National Association of Wheat Growers, Ben Scholz was listening to the concerns of the largest wheat production state in the country. The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is upset with the way NAWG has represented them in policy issues and may drop its membership in the national organization. Scholz, who farms at Texas, says it is important to keep North Dakota in NAWG. The NAWG board doesn’t meet again until fall, but Scholz says efforts will be made to hear the concerns of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association. “We will continue communication with North Dakota leadership and we may fly up a couple officers to visit with them; we’ll be looking at those kind of things to do a better job and try to avoid these kind of things in the future.” The current membership agreement between NDGGA and NAWG expires in June and a decision will need to be made by that time.
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