Action Alerts

Bayer and Monsanto Move Step Closer to Combination Upon EU Approval

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Bayer moved a step closer to completing its acquisition of Monsanto on March 21 when it was announced that the European Union was satisfied with the deal following its anti-trust reviews. The U.S. is still in the process of reviewing the deal through its anti-trust processes at the Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department […] Read more...

Syngenta Agrees to $1.5 B Settlement with Farmers on Viptera Corn

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a preliminary global settlement agreement, Syngenta has agreed to pay corn farmers $1.5 billion to settle claims related to the commercialization of genetically modified corn seed prior to Chinese approval, which led to China’s rejection of U.S. corn imports for about a year starting in November 2013. The preliminary agreement reportedly covers all U.S. […] Read more...

Mississippi Governor Appoints Ag Commissioner to U.S. Senate Seat

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 22, Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant announced that he would appoint Mississippi Commissioner of Agriculture and Commerce and former State Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith to the United States Senate to accommodate the departure of Senator Thad Cochran who will retire April 1st following over 40 years of service in the U.S. Senate. Cindy Hyde-Smith will […] Read more...

Kudlow Announced as Trump Economic Advisor Following Cohn Departure

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following the abrupt departure of previous chief economic advisor to President Trump, Gary Cohn, it was announced that Larry Kudlow of CNBC would accept the role and move from New York City to Washington, D.C. Kudlow had served as an unofficial economic advisor to Trump throughout the presidential campaign and was a firm supporter of […] Read more...

Trump Takes Further Actions Against China

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, March 22, President Donald Trump announced that he would take additional actions against China on matters related to trade. The announcement, which follows new tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, raised fears of an impending trade war leading to more significant declines in the stock market with the Dow closing down 724 points […] Read more...
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