Action Alerts

House Ag Chairman Talks Farm Bill and Trade

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) recently held an interview in which he addressed a range of issues facing farmers and the agriculture industry. He spent considerable time discussing his plans for completing work on the 2018 farm bill and on impending trade disputes and negotiations. In addition, Chairman Conaway discusses other must do […] Read more...

Trump Likely to Go Forward with $200 Billion More in China Tariffs

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump appears poised to move forward in implementing $200 billion more in new tariffs on Chinese imports as soon as next week. The public comment period on the proposed tariffs closed September 6th. China is likely to respond with in-kind retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports. On Friday, September 7th, President Trump announced that in […] Read more...

BASF Unveils New App for Weed and Pest Identification for Crop Scouting

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information BASF announced the release of a new crop scouting tool at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa. The new tool comes in the form of a smartphone and tablet app that allows users to compare images to a database of image for identification purposes. The app, known as xarvio, is designed to help farmers identify […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Eludes to Ethanol Plan While in Iowa

Thursday, August 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information While in Iowa for the Farm Progress Show, Secretary Perdue worked hard to tout the Administration’s plans to unveil a Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) plan that would appeal to the U.S. ethanol production and corn grower communities. Perdue stated at the meetings that President Trump could announce something as soon as next week. More below: […] Read more...

USDA Announces Assistance for Pecan Growers Impacted by Weather

Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Announces Assistance to Pecan Growers Affected by 2017 Weather Events Release No. 0168.18 Contact: USDA Press Email: press@oc.usda.gov (Washington, D.C., August 28, 2018) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that additional assistance has been made available for pecan growers to replant and replace trees through the Tree Assistance Program (TAP) as […] Read more...
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