Action Alerts

Congress Buys More Time for Fiscal Year 17 Funding

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In Congress’s first week back to Washington following a two week Easter recess they were unable to complete work on a funding measure for the remainder of the fiscal year 2017.  However, they’ve reached an agreement to avert a government shutdown for another week with a short-term continuing resolution. This continuing resolution will provide them […] Read more...

Trump Postures on NAFTA Says Renegotiation Needed

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following reports that the Administration was drafting a new executive order to begin withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Trump stated that he had spoken to the leaders of Canada and Mexico and stated mutual intent to expeditiously renegotiate the trade agreement between the three North American nations.  Agriculture is sensitive […] Read more...

Trade Representative Nominee Advances in Senate

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump’s nominee to serve as U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, cleared a key confirmation hurdle when the Senate Finance Committee voted to send his nomination to the full Senate.  If confirmed, Lighthizer will serve as the chief trade negotiator of the United States as head of the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). With […] Read more...

President Unveils Tax Reform Plan

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 25th, President Trump unveiled an outline of his tax reform plan that included modifications to the tax rate structure of individual income taxes and significant reductions to corporate income taxes. The plan is also reported to eliminate multiple deductions in the internal revenue code.  The plan is being touted as the largest […] Read more...

Cotton Incorporated Seeks Hall of Fame Nominees

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton Incorporated is looking for new nominees to be inducted into the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame.  The Hall of Fame was launched in 2014, and nominees are provided by certified producer and importer organizations.  Recent classes have recognized Dr. Fred Borland and William “Bill” Baxter of Arkansas. If interested in submitting a nominee […] Read more...
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