Action Alerts

Ethanol Industry Takes Aim at EPA Over Refinery Waivers

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Advocates for the ethanol industry have taken direct aim at Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt for allowing several exemptions to oil refineries on compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ethanol mandate. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10902-pruitt-spends-day-fielding-questions-from-two-separate-house-subcommittees https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/epas-scott-pruitt-faces-first-lawsuit-over-ethanol-waivers https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10909-senators-push-for-e15-parity-as-waiver-reports-continue https://www.grassley.senate.gov/sites/default/files/101917%20EPA%20to%20Participants%20in%20Hill%20Meeting.pdf https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-biofuels/white-house-sets-meeting-with-senators-on-biofuels-next-week-sources-idUSKBN1I329D Read more...

Bunge CEO Says China No Longer Buying U.S. Soybeans

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 2, Bunge Ltd. CEO Soren Schroder announced that China has dramatically reduced its orders for U.S. soybeans in response to the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. He noted other nations that were supplying their needs in absence of the U.S. The ongoing trade dispute has intensified in recent weeks, […] Read more...

USDA Undersecretary Bill Northey Visits Arkansas

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey visited Arkansas this week and met with representatives of the Arkansas agriculture industry including government and other agriculture leaders. The trip included a trip to Little Rock and Stuttgart. A common message from the row crop industry was that we need […] Read more...

Brazil Declares Plans to Challenge U.S. Cotton Policy at WTO

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to recent news reports, Brazil is preparing to bring a new challenge against U.S. cotton policy to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Brazilian Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi recently stated that they intend to call into question the new commodity title provision related to seed cotton. While Brazil was successful in challenging U.S. cotton programs related […] Read more...

EU Moves to Completely Ban Neonic Pesticides

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The European Union (EU) recently decided to fully ban the use of insecticides known as neonicotinoids citing concern for pollinators. The ban applies to all outdoor use and covers the use of three active substances – imidacloprid developed by Bayer CropScience, clothianidin developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer CropScience as well as Syngenta’s thiamethoxam. The use […] Read more...
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