Action Alerts

Syngenta Plans to Merge with ChemChina

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, Syngenta made a public announcement that it had reach an agreement to join forces with ChemChina in a deal valued at more than $43 billion in cash.  The news comes months after Syngenta rejected several acquisition bids from Monsanto Company.  It also comes on the heels of another major merger announcement between […] Read more...

Russia Places Ban on U.S. Corn and Soybeans

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Russia recently announced that it would implement an import ban for corn and soybeans from the United States starting February 15th.  When making the announcement, Russia claimed that the ban is due to U.S. products failing to meet Russian standards, including finding tainted corn and weed seeds in soybeans from the United States.  Secretary Vilsack […] Read more...

Farm Bill Back in Cross Hairs

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The 2014 farm bill is once again drawing the ire of those who have typically objected to safety net programs.  Groups like the Heritage Foundation, American Enterprise Institute, and Environmental Working Group, have recently been highly critical of programs in the farm bill that were designed to serve as safety nets for American farmers.  The […] Read more...

TPP Nations Sign Trade Pact

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, all 12 partnering nations of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement held a signing ceremony in New Zealand.  The ceremony sets forth the process for each nation to adopt the pact into law.  The United States has approved trade promotion authority (TPA) or “fast track” which allows for the measure […] Read more...

US Ag Coalition for Cuba Celebrates Progress on Trade

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At an event in Washington, D.C., earlier this month, a coalition of America’s leading agricultural organizations and companies dedicated to normalizing trade relations between the United States and Cuba celebrated its one-year anniversary by urging policymakers to end the embargo in 2016. The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), which seeks to enhance two-way trade […] Read more...
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