Action Alerts

House Approves Final Budget Resolution to Set Stage for Tax Reform

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 26th, the U.S. House passed the Senate version of the 2018 Budget Resolution by a 216-212 vote completing work on a budgetary framework that is designed to offer a process to advance tax reform legislation. The resolution contains reconciliation instructions regarding tax reform, but does not contain any reconciliation instructions directing the Agriculture […] Read more...

Ag Groups Warn Trump Administration of NAFTA Concerns

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A diverse agricultural coalition of over 85 organizations sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Ross to express the significant market risks of a U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The letter identified industry specific export levels that would be at risk and expected impacts within those industries if a withdrawal from NAFTA […] Read more...

Cotton Incorporated Publishes New Life Cycle Report

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton Incorporated recently published a new Life Cycle Assessment Report for cotton.  The report identified positive life cycle benefits associated with cotton, highlighting improvements in recent decades and areas for continued improvements.  The report offered many positive attributes for this natural fiber from growing to raw material, manufacturing, consumer use, and disposal. More below: http://cottontoday.cottoninc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/2016-LCA.pdf Read more...

Cotton Incorporated Monthly Economic Letter

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton Incorporated recently published its October Economic Letter, which contains supply, demand, and other market data related to cotton.  The report also offers a price outlook that incorporates supply and demand data estimates and export demand information.  This month’s report offered little to indicate a bull market as it noted that every one of the […] Read more...

New Company “Local Seeds” to Serve Mid-South Farmers

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new company named “Local Seed” is set to serve producers with seed and other agricultural goods and services throughout various U.S. regions. Their plan incorporates a new direct-to-grower business model offering locally tailored seed and agronomic solutions.  The company, which will headquarter in Memphis, TN, is the brainchild of the owners of Dulaney Seed […] Read more...
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