Action Alerts

Senate Takes Bite at Tax Reform

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate is currently considering its own version of tax reform.  The Senate version has several similarities with the tax reform bill already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but it contains some specific differences. The Senate received enough votes to bring the legislation to the Senate floor for full debate, opening the […] Read more...

Walmart Joins Cotton Leads Program

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Walmart has joined the Cotton LEADS program supporting responsible production practices by cotton growers. The affiliation is an acknowledgement of the sustainable production practices of U.S. cotton farmers and a show of commitment to the high quality cotton produced each year in the United States. Walmart is often seen as a trend setter in retail, […] Read more...

Cotton Council Seeks Participants for Policy Leadership Program

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council is seeking individuals interested in participating in its annual Policy Education Program (PEP) for the 2018 class.  The leadership program is available to cotton producers across the U.S. cotton belt who are interested in gaining a greater understanding for the wide array of policy issues touching the cotton industry. The program […] Read more...

EPA Announces Renewable Fuels Standard Plans for 2018

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 30th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its rules to establish required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for 2018 and the biodiesel for 2019.  The rule was met with criticism from both renewable fuel advocates and petroleum industry advocates, but in large part, it held a commitment […] Read more...

Tax Reform Proposals Could Impact Farm Programs Under PAYGO Laws

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent analysis by the University of Illinois of the tax reform legislation under consideration in Congress points out the potential for significant reductions in agricultural related spending programs should the tax reform proposals become law.  Specifically, a new report from the University of Illinois raises concerns that reductions in federal revenues under the tax reform […] Read more...
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