Action Alerts

Trump Administration Announces Planned Changes to Endangered Species Act

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 19, the Trump Administration’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced several regulatory changes they would like to implement in relation to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The proposed changes were published in the Federal Register and are open for public comment for 60 days. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11251-feds-release-proposals-to-limit-reach-of-endangered-species-act https://www.fws.gov/endangered/improving_ESA/regulation-revisions.html https://www.fws.gov/news/ShowNews.cfm?ref=u.s.-fish-and-wildlife-service-and-noaa-fisheries-seek-public-input-on-&_ID=36286 Read more...

Arkansas Legislature Approves Highway Commission Weight Rule for Agriculture

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 19, the Arkansas legislature approved a new emergency rule from the Arkansas Department of Transportation that will allow a permit program for farmers looking to carry heavier weight loads during harvest season. The rule allows for farmers to apply for specific exemptions to allow for loads of up to 100,000 lbs on […] Read more...

AgLaunch Announces Call for AgTech Startups to Pursue Accelerator Program

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Applications Open Until 08/13 for AgTech Startups to Participate in First Phase of AgLaunch365 July 18, 2018 Farm-Centric Program Assists in Field Trials & Attracting Investment MEMPHIS, Tenn. (July 18, 2018) – AgLaunch Initiative is excited to announce applications are open for Phase I of its nationally recognized commercialization approach – AgLaunch365.  The program combines […] Read more...

House Ways and Means Committee Examines Tariff Impacts on Agriculture in Hearing

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 18th, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the effects of tariffs on U.S. agriculture and rural communities. The hearing featured many representatives from the agriculture communities who expressed great concern for the ongoing trade disputes related to key export markets including China, NAFTA nations, and the European Union. […] Read more...

House Takes Action to Begin Farm Bill Conference

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives took the first step towards negotiating with the Senate on the farm bill when they voted to take the House and Senate approved farm bills to a conference committee where the two bodies could negotiate their differences and seek a common bill for approval. As part […] Read more...
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