Action Alerts

U.S. Wins WTO Cases Against China

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The World Trade Organization (WTO) ruled in favor of the United States in a recent case against China on agricultural commodities including rice. The ruling represents a significant victory for the United States as it has long complained about China and India’s policies related to subsidization of their agriculture sectors. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11950-wto-rules-against-china-on-wheat-and-rice-subsidies https://news.yahoo.com/us-wins-dispute-over-china-grain-subsidies-wto-173201507–finance.html https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china-agriculture-idUSKCN1QH224 Read more...

Secretary Perdue Visits Congressional Committees

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue visited the U.S. House and U.S. Senate on Wednesday and Thursday, February 27th and 28th, to provide updates on ongoing trade negotiations and the implementation efforts related to the 2018 farm bill. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11946-perdue-sets-signup-goals-for-farm-bill https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-farms-perdue/us-farm-debt-soars-to-levels-seen-during-1980s-farm-crisis-agriculture-secretary-idUSKCN1QG24Y https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8t4etV1X8g https://www.agriculture.senate.gov/hearings/implementing-the-agriculture-improvement-act-of-2018 Read more...

Wheeler Confirmed to Lead EPA

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, February 28th, the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has served as Acting Administrator for several months since previous Administrator Scott Pruitt stepped down from the post. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11951-senate-confirms-wheeler-as-epa-administrator Read more...

Plant Board Rules for Dicamba Set for 2019

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas General Assembly completed its review of the proposed regulations from the Arkansas State Plant Board regarding the use of dicamba in the 2019 crop year. The rules, which provide limited use, will be in effect for the 2019 season. A separate measure in the legislature could affect the penalties related to illegal use […] Read more...

Trump Indicates Trade Deal Likely

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 22nd, President Trump announced at an open meeting in the Oval Office that significant progress is underway and that prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China were looking positive. The Chinese had a high level trade delegation in Washington this week, and the leaders decided to extend their […] Read more...
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