Budgets, research and trade were the main topics for the National Association of Wheat Growers at Commodity Classic. CEO Chandler Goule says budget adjustments continue. “The industry itself is still hurting with low commodity prices. We also continue to see inclement weather in the Upper Great Plains, but we have a balanced budget for FY 2021.” The NAWG budget took a hit in 2019 when the North Dakota Grain Growers Association withdrew from the national organization. Goule says the budget committee had a lot of challenges. “They are to put more money back into reserves and cut an additional $120,000 out of the budget, helping us maintain our staffing budget. I’m looking forward to the next fiscal year.”
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