Inside NAWG with President Ben Scholz…

Weather in Wheat country & Prices, NDDGA leaving NAWG, Section 232 Tariffs Removed Potus & thhe impact on USMCA ratification, China Trade War – USDA Trade Aid 2.0 & more…

(The BARN / FarmCast Radio – Briggsdale, CO) May 21, 2019 – Joining the  Colorado Ag News Network is Ben Scholz, President of the National Association of Wheat Growers discussing several topics pertinent to the wheat industry including:

  • Weather in Wheat Country & Prices
  • Thoughts on the NDDGA leaving NAWG
  • USDA Announces CRP Continuous Signup starting June 3rd
  • Reactio to POTUS lifting Section 232 Tariffs & the Imapct on USMCA
  • U.S.-China Trade War Continues
  • USDA contemplates $20B in Trade Aid 2.0
  • 2019 NWF Wheat Yield Contest Information
  • & More



Upon graduation from college in 1969, Ben Scholz began a career in farming/ranching in partnership with his father, which continues today with his wife as partner in B Scholz Farms. In 1999, Ben diversified interest by becoming President/CEO of Producers Compress, Inc., a business offering warehouse space for lease and cotton storage.

Ben graduated from Wylie High and later received a Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M-Commerce in 1969, formerly East Texas State University.

Ben’s farming business is located in Collin and Hunt counties, around the communities of Wylie, Lavon and Farmersville. The operation consists of wheat, grain sorghum, corn, cotton, soybean and hay in various rotations year to year.

Ben has held positions of leadership with the Texas Wheat Producers Association, Cotton Grower Warehouse Association, Cereal Crops Research Institute, Collin County Farm Bureau, Collin County Soil and Water Conservation District.

Ben has been named ‘farmer of the year’ with Collin County Soil and Water Conservation District; ‘Alumni Ambassador’, the highest award an academic department can bestow upon a graduate recognizing career achievements awarded by the College of Agricultural at Texas A&M-Commerce University; ‘Distinguished Alumnus’ of Texas A&M Commerce recognizing alumnus for having achieved illustrious careers in many different walks of life  and the ‘Brother of the Century Award’ from the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity.

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By Tucker Allmer - The BARN

Tucker Allmer & the BARN are members of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB), the Colorado FFA Foundation, the Colorado 4H Foundation, the Colorado Farm Show Marketing Committee, 1867 Club Board Member, Denver Ag & Livestock Club Member, the Weld County Fair Board, the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Council, Briggsdale 4H Club Beef Leader & Founder / Coordinator of the Briggsdale Classic Open Jackpot Show.

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