Pacific Northwest Grower Associations React to RMA Decision

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This year, wheat producers in the Pacific Northwest are accepting substantial rebates at the lift because of low falling numbers. The effect is exacerbated by the way that low falling numbers this year will likewise bring down a maker\’s Genuine Generation History (APH) when a maker goes to agree to harvest protection for one year from now\’s yield, regardless of the possibility that no protection guarantee had been petitioned for low falling numbers.

This has been a developing worry in the Pacific Northwest. The Washington Relationship of Wheat Cultivators, Idaho Grain Makers Affiliation, and Oregon Wheat Producers Class are frustrated that the RMA has denied our demand to excluded falling numbers from APH estimations this year, in spite of wide support from PNW industry, state organizations, and Congressional designations. We are to a great degree disillusioned that RMA offered no other alternative to address the circumstance now, when our producers most need the offer assistance.

We know about the hardship our cultivators are confronting, given verifiably low costs taking after quite a while of dry season. Numerous makers are at danger of losing their homesteads and the effects of low falling numbers are exacerbating things. Our associations are focused on finding a superior approach to handle falling number rebates and will keep on working with RMA to build up a possible answer for cultivators.

Contact: Michelle Hennings, Washington Relationship of Wheat Cultivators (509) 659-0610

Stacey Satterlee, Idaho Grain Makers Affiliation (208) 345-0706

Blake Rowe, Oregon Wheat Cultivators Group (541) 276-7330

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