Action Alerts

Farm Bill Heads to Finish Line

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The 2018 farm bill continues to inch closer to the finish line. Conference principals have reached an agreement on language, which is now being scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to determine budget impact. Legislative activity slowed during the first week of December to accommodate the services related to President George H.W. Bush. Congress […] Read more...

Perdue Names Lohr as Conservation Chief

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Monday that Matt Lohr of Virginia was his choice to lead the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Lohr is a farmer who brings experience in policy through service in the Virginia legislature and Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Virginia. Chief Conservationist is the lead director for the […] Read more...

Trump Calls for End of NAFTA and Passage of USMCA

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After an official signing ceremony for the United States Mexico Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) at the G-20 in Buenos Aires, President Trump announced plans to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The threat to withdraw from NAFTA is seen as an effort to apply pressure to Congress to ratify the USMCA, but […] Read more...

Trump and Xi Announce Plan to Resolve Differences

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following the much anticipated dinner meeting between President Trump and President Xi at the G-20 meeting in Buenos Aires, the two leaders announced that the two countries planned to postpone further escalations (for 90 days) to the ongoing trade dispute and resolve make an effort to resolve their differences. President Trump indicated that part of […] Read more...

Chemical Prices Expected to Increase with Tariffs

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The effects of trade disputes have harmed farmers as the price for several commodities dependent on export markets have declined in recent months, but farmers are expected to get hit on the input side as well due to import tariffs according to recent reports from Crop Life magazine. More below: https://www.croplife.com/crop-inputs/herbicides-in-2019-price-tag-shocks-dicamba-3-0/ Read more...
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