Action Alerts

USDA Releases County Production Estimates for Soybeans and Sorghum

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, February 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated County Crop Production Report for soybeans and sorghum. More below: 2.22.2018 County Crop Production Report Soybeans Irrigated 2.22.2018 County Crop Production Report Soybeans Non-Irrigated 2.22.2018 County Crop Production Estimates Soybeans All 2.22.2018 County Crop Production Estimates Sorghum Read more...

Syngenta and ADM Reach Settlement on Viptera Corn Case

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Syngenta has reached a undisclosed settlement with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) over Viptera corn, which was released to market prior to Chinese approval in 2013. This settlement marks the second by Syngenta related to this issue. ADM and other grain handlers as well as farmers have sought damages from the company for losses due to […] Read more...

U.S. Plans to Levy New Taxes on Biodiesel Imports

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Commerce announced Wednesday, February 21st, that it would implement new anti-dumping tariffs on certain biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The ruling and announcement followed consideration of antidumping claims by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB). NBB argued that low-priced imports flooding the U.S. marketplace prevented U.S. biodiesel producers from earning adequate […] Read more...

Grassley Says Congress Closer to Deal on 199 Tax Issue

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) recently stated that he felt Congress was close to finalizing a compromise deal between cooperative crop marketing businesses and private crop marketing entities as it relates to the recently approved tax law. Senator Grassley indicated that the likely fix to the issue would be a move to restore […] Read more...

Noble Institute Developing Markets to Incentivize Farmers for Soil Health and Water Conservation

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Noble Research Institute, a group based in Oklahoma, announced on February 21, its plans to develop a comprehensive environmental services trading platform for agriculture that will lead to a new voluntary environmental services market that incentivizes farmers and ranchers to improve soil health, enhance water conservation, and offer other environmental benefits to working agriculture lands. […] Read more...
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