Action Alerts

U.S. – China Trade Talks Progressing Slowly

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Trade negotiations between the U.S. and China are ongoing, but progress towards a resolution that satisfies both nations appears to be slow. U.S. negotiators have continued a dialogue with their Chinese counterparts, and it has been reported that face to face meetings could occur as early as next week. President Trump met with President Xi […] Read more...

WOTUS Rule Sent to White House for Final OMB Review

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A final rule for Waters of the United States (WOTUS) is currently under review by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for final review. The new rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is said to be more favorable to working farmlands and more […] Read more...

EPA Says Yes to Chlorpyrifos for Now

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) met a court order deadline in making a decision related to chlorpyrifos insecticides. The decision was made to continue existing tolerances for chemistries that include the insecticide because there is not sufficiently valid, complete, or reliable scientific data or information to justify revoking tolerances. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12429-epa-to-allow-continued-use-of-chlorpyrifos https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/AG/news/world-policy/article/2019/07/19/agency-raises-possibility-new-2 https://www2.dtn.com/ag/assets/PrePubCopy_9997-06_FR%20Document_Signed_2019-07-18.pdf Read more...

Dept. of Labor Issues New Draft Rules for H-2A

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 15th, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking that would impact employer rules related to the H-2A farmworker visa program. The changes proposed were touted by the Trump administration as modernizing the migrant labor program in a manner that is responsive to stakeholder concerns, improves access to […] Read more...

Dr. Milo Shult Passed Away July 19th at Age 75

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Milo Shult, former Vice President for Agriculture with the University of Arkansas System, passed away on Friday, July 19th, at age 75. Dr. Shult served in that role with the University of Arkansas from 1992 through 2010. Shult was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2011, and he was a tireless […] Read more...
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