Action Alerts

U.S. Supreme Court Decides Not to Hear WOTUS Case on Chesapeake

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a blow to many in agriculture, the U.S. Supreme Court recently decided not to consider an appeal to a lower court’s decision on the regulation of total daily maximum loads (TMDLs) for non-point sources in the Chesapeake Bay watershed.  The Supreme court, which is missing its most conservative justice Antonin Scalia who passed away […] Read more...

USDA Announces Funding for Conservation Innovation Grants

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it would receive applications for Conservation Innovation Grants (CIGs) until May 10th, 2016.  Administered through the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the CIG program is part of the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). Since 2009, USDA has invested over $145 million to fund nearly 400 national […] Read more...

U.S. Expected to Announce Further Policy Easing Towards Cuba

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to news reports from Washington, D.C., President Barack Obama’s administration is set to announce further measures to ease travel and trade restrictions on Cuba on March 17th.  Such an announcement would come just ahead of his historic visit to the Communist-ruled island later this month.  While it’s unclear what changes may be coming, many […] Read more...

Farm and Gin Show Another Success

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The 64th Annual 2016 Mid South Farm & Gin Show was once again held at the Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee, in late February. The event, which is sponsored by the Southern Cotton Ginners Association (SCGA), has been held in the same location since its beginning. The spacious facility offered the record 17,000-plus attendees […] Read more...

Deadline for Crop Insurance

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The window for farmers in Arkansas to apply for crop insurance for corn, cotton, soybeans, rice, grain sorghum and peanuts closed on February 28th. A separate deadline of March 15th is applicable to Missouri, Tennessee and the rest of the Mid-West.   The federal crop insurance program, which is administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s […] Read more...
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