Action Alerts

EPA Updates Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday May 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) for 2017 and biomass-based diesel requirements for 2018.  While the volumes established were lower than the statutory requirement, the renewable fuel industry and agriculture industry were mostly pleased to see an increase from 2016 levels. Overall, the RFS will […] Read more...

USA Rice May Brief Details Economic and Policy Issues

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USA Rice released a new monthly report for May that outlines several economic and policy issues facing the industry. The report offers a glimpse into several factors that impact the rice industry in Arkansas and the U.S. USA Rice May report linked below: https://usarice.com/docs/default-source/government-affairs/ebrief/may-2016-ebrief.pdf?sfvrsn=4 Read more...

Court Case on Neonicotinoid Seed Treatment Will Continue

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was recently denied in their request to dismiss a case brought against them regarding their regulation of neonicotinoid-treated seeds. Earlier this year some beekeeper and environmental groups filed a joint complaint contending that EPA violated both the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) and the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) […] Read more...

Glyphosate Gets Positive Review from International Groups

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Two international groups, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Health Organization (WHO), both made announcements this week related to widely used herbicide glyphosate stating that the chemical does not pose a likely risk as a cancer causing chemical in humans as it relates to exposure to foods that contain ingredients […] Read more...

U.S. Senate Considering Agriculture Appropriations

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee is scheduled to consider the fiscal year 2017 agriculture appropriations bill that will provide needed funding for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill supports several farm bill programs, agricultural research, and other agriculture industry services. The Senate legislation recommends $147.7 […] Read more...
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