Action Alerts

Senate Ag Committee Advances Child Nutrition Legislation

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 20th, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bipartisan child nutrition bill known as the Improving Child Nutrition Integrity and Access Act. The five-year bill would require the Agriculture Department to adjust school nutrition standards, expand summer feeding programs, and address other child nutrition programs. The House Education and Workforce Committee, which has […] Read more...

Arkansas Weed Study Identifies Dicamba Resistant Pigweed

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service  recently concluded a greenhouse study on palmer pigweed that indicated the nuisance weed could develop genetic resistance to dicamba if the product is not used carefully.  The study is not welcome news to farmers who are already dealing with pigweed resistant to chemical formulations […] Read more...

Senate Committee Advances Sportsmen’s Bill with Boozman Provisions

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 20th, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee approved S. 659, the Sportsmen’s Bill, which would renew certain wildlife conservation investments, reauthorize the Federal Land Transaction Facilitation Act, the National Fish Habitat Conservation Act and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, and require the Bureau of Land Management and the Forest […] Read more...

Federal Court Denies EPA’s Request on Enlist Duo

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 26th, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals denied a request by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to vacate the registration of Dow Agrosciences Enlist herbicide for corn, which was previously approved for use by both the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and EPA.  The new herbicide is a combination of 2,4-D choline […] Read more...

New Report Highlights TPP’s Positive Impacts for U.S. Economy

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Peterson Institute for International Economics (PIIE) released a new report this month touted the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement as a significant economic win for the United States.  The multi-national trade agreement is said to increase “annual real incomes” in the U.S. by $131 billion by 2030 according to the report.  The […] Read more...
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