Action Alerts

Obama Further Eases Cuba Restrictions in Advance of Trip

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 15th, President Obama announced that his administration would take additional steps to ease current restrictions related to travel and commerce between the United States and Cuba.  The most recent changes, which includes allowing for individuals to travel to Cuba and also loosens finance and travel restrictions for Cuban nationals who work in the […] Read more...

USDA Announces $260 Million Available for RCPP Grants

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 14th, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the availability of up to $260 million for partner proposals to improve the nation’s water quality, combat drought, enhance soil health, support wildlife habitat and protect agricultural viability. The funding is being made available through USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) innovative Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) […] Read more...

Marriott Announces Plans for USA Cotton in All U.S. Hotels

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Marriott International made a big splash in the news this week when it announced that it would begin to only use cotton towels and bath mats made in the U.S.A. for its more than 3,000 U.S. hotels.  The news was music to the ears of the U.S. cotton industry.  The hospitality giant has partnered with […] Read more...

GAO Report Says USDA and EPA Need More Action on Pollinators

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A recently released report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) hasn’t been adequately monitoring declines in native bee populations.  While USDA has taken significant actions to monitor honey bee colonies and research potential causes of harm to bee populations, the GAO said the agency does not […] Read more...

USA Rice Governmental Affairs Conference Influences Washington

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USA Rice Federation recently held its annual Government Affairs Conference (GAC) in Washington, D.C., and held several meetings of importance throughout the week.  More than 100 rice growers and millers from all six rice states attended the conference this year.  The conference allowed for industry leaders to interact with legislators and government agency leaders to […] Read more...
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