Oregon farmer to head National Assoc. of Wheat Growers

Walden congratulates Klamath Falls farmer on becoming president of the National Association of Wheat Growers

Congressman Greg Walden  — The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) elected on Saturday Klamath Falls wheat producer Karl Scronce as the president of their national organization. “It’s great news to see Karl take the reins of a highly respected organization like the National Association of Wheat Growers,” Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.) said.

“I’ve worked closely with Karl for a number of years, and it’s no surprise his farmer colleagues chose him to lead their national effort. He’s smart, experienced, personable and dedicated and as wheat growers nationwide prepare to tackle some important challenges in the near future, they will benefit greatly from Karl leading the charge on their behalf. Oregon will benefit too as our wheat farmers, who produce the state’s number one agricultural export, will have Karl’s deep expertise of Oregon’s diverse issue needs factored into the national discussion. From expensive agriculture inputs like fuel, fertilizer and chemicals, to adequate access to water, farmers and ranchers are facing many challenging issues and I look forward to continuing my close working relationship for this historic and important industry in Oregon.”

Scronce is a third-generation farmer who has served on NAWG’s Environmental and Budget Committees and in a variety of capacities with the Oregon Wheat Growers League (OWGL), including as OWGL’s president in 2004.

In addition to being a NAWG officer, he currently serves on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Ag Rail Advisory Council, the Klamath County Natural Resource Advisory Committee and on the board of Oregonians for Food and Shelter. He holds a degree in agricultural business management from Oregon State University.

Representative Greg Walden represents the Oregon’s Second Congressional District, which is comprised of 20 counties in eastern, southern, and central Oregon. He is a member of the Committee on Energy and Commerce and the ranking member of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

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