The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and the American Soybean Association (ASA) have announced the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) will join Commodity Classic in 2007.

“NCGA is thrilled to bring the National Association of Wheat Growers on board for Commodity Classic,” said Gerald Tumbleson, NCGA president. “Commodity Classic is the leading convention among agriculture groups, and we now have three of the top commodities represented. The National Association of Wheat Growers is committed to several of the same issues that NCGA and ASA tackle, and our group looks forward to discussing key issues with the wheat growers.”

ASA President Bob Metz said, “With the addition of NAWG to Commodity Classic, the best agricultural trade show in the country just got better, and our three organizations just got stronger. The ASA looks forward to the new opportunities this relationship will create for agriculture in general and soybean farmers in particular.”

“NAWG is obviously excited about joining Commodity Classic,” said Dale Schuler, president of NAWG. “This partnership will benefit us all, as we have many interests in common with corn and soybeans, including farm policy, trade and renewable energy. Joining Commodity Classic will also allow us to reach out to wheat growers who may be in a state which doesn’t have a formal state association but who raise wheat in rotation.”

NAWG has 25,000 members in 19 states.