Action Alerts

Trump Promises More Rural Broadband Investment in Infrastructure Plan

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a recent trip to Iowa President Donald Trump lauded agriculture and rural communities.  He made pledges to open new markets for trade and to include in his $1 trillion infrastructure plan more spending to expanded access to broadband internet service in rural areas.  He made it known that he planned to roll out the details […] Read more...

Overview of USDA June 30th Acreage and Stocks Reports

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its estimates for planted acres for the 2017 crop year as well as estimates for stocks of major commodities.  The reports indicated that soybean acres gained 7 percent from 2016 with 89.5 million acres while corn experienced a 3.3 percent decline in acres.  Rice acres […] Read more...

Budget Debate Intensifies in Washington as Ag Fights for Funds

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Congress moves deeper into the legislative year, it’s becoming clear that significant budget changes are on the horizon for everything, including agriculture.  The efforts to accomplish health care reforms, tax reforms, increase military spending, and establish annual funding levels for fiscal year 2018 are all placing budget pressures on discretionary and non-discretionary spending levels […] Read more...

Senate Moves Forward with Pesticide Registration Bill

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate has advanced a legislative measure that amends the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA)to revise requirements for pesticide registration applications and their corresponding pesticide maintenance fees and pesticide registration service fees. The measure was approved by the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and now stands ready for consideration by […] Read more...

EPA Announces Plan to Conclude Obama WOTUS Rule

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In late June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced in an official capacity that they intended to rescind the Obama Administration’s regulations defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The action will come in the form of an official rule, which will be open to public comment […] Read more...
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