Action Alerts

USDA Announces Marketing Loan Information for 2016

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced information related to marketing assistance loans for 2016.  The announcements were for 2016 marketing assistance loan rates for wheat, corn grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans, and other oilseeds and for the 2016 crop loan rate differentials (premiums and discounts) for upland and extra-long staple cotton.  […] Read more...

New Group Formed in Arkansas to Expand Trade with Cuba

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month in Little Rock it was announced that a new pro-Cuba trade group affiliated with the national Engage Cuba Coalition would be established in Arkansas.  The national Engage Cuba Coalition, which is based in Washington, D.C., consists of top U.S. companies and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba. […] Read more...

Crawford Returns from Cuba Trip with Optimism

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford recently returned from a trip to Cuba with more optimism for the potential for commerce between the United States and Cuba, particularly as it relates to exports for U.S. agricultural commodities like rice.  The Congressman made the trip with fellow colleague Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and roughly 10 Arkansans, […] Read more...

145 House Members Send Letter to EPA Over Anti-Ag Campaign

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Last week, one-third of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) criticizing the agency for an anti-agriculture billboard in Washington state that was partially funded with an EPA grant.  The letter accused this use of funds as an act that breaks federal prohibitions against political advocacy and misrepresents […] Read more...

Senate Committee Grills EPA at Appropriations Hearing

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 20th, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing to review the budget request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fiscal year 2017.  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on behalf of the agency, and she took some tough questioning from Senators who were critical of the agency for a variety of reasons, […] Read more...
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