Action Alerts

House Expected to Consider Immigration Bills Before Return to Farm Bill

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider immigration legislation on the week of June 18th. Consideration of immigration legislation could clear a path for reconsideration of the House farm bill, which failed to receive sufficient votes in May. Following the failed farm bill vote (198-213), some of the members who opposed the farm […] Read more...

Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice Announce Expanded Partnership Toward Conservation

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 15, Anheuser-Busch and USA Rice announce expanded partnership towards conservation through the Rice Stewardship Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). The Rice Stewardship RCPP is a stewardship initiative between private industry, conservation organizations, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) designed to address water conservation, land preservation, and […] Read more...

EPA Administrator Pruitt Tries to Reassure Support for Renewable Fuels

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt recently completed a tour through parts of the Midwest where he met with agricultural groups and ethanol industry representatives in an effort to offer support for the ethanol industry. Administrator Pruitt and President Trump have come under criticism from farm groups and the ethanol industry for actions taken […] Read more...

EPA to Send New Proposed Rule on WOTUS to OMB

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that they have submitted a new proposed regulation defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an inter-agency review. The news was welcomed […] Read more...

Trump Pulls Trigger on Chinese Tariffs

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 15, President Trump announced that he would follow through on $50 billion in new tariffs against China. The action is expected to draw retaliation from China impacting tariffs on U.S. exports to China, including several agriculture commodities. Several agricultural organizations tried to make a last ditch effort to avoid the tariffs with […] Read more...
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