Action Alerts

Senate Advances Agriculture Spending Bill

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, August 1, the United States Senate approved its fiscal year 2019 agriculture appropriation bill as part of a larger package of appropriations bills that included federal funding for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and […] Read more...

Bayer and BASF Complete Exchange of Assets

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, August 1, BASF completed its acquisition of certain assets from Bayer that were shed as part of Bayer’s plans to purchase Monsanto. The purchase price of these assets, which included Liberty Link technology, vegetable seeds, seed treatments and farm operation software systems, and other Bayer assets totaled an estimated $9 billion. In addition, […] Read more...

U.S. Ups Ante Against China on Tariffs

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, August 1, the United States through the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that planned 10 percent tariffs on a long list of Chinese imports would be raised to 25 percent. This move represents a significant escalation to the ongoing trade dispute that was already significant. More below: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/august/statement-us-trade-representative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-administration-confirms-plan-to-raise-china-import-tariff-to-25-percent-idUSKBN1KM63U Read more...

Boozman Makes Cut for Farm Bill Conference

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman will join Arkansas Congressmen Rick Crawford and Bruce Westerman on the conference committee that will resolve the differences between the House and Senate approved farm bill. Boozman, a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, was selected to serve as one of nine Senators on the committee. The first official meetings will […] Read more...

USDA Announces Open of Seed Cotton Sign Up Period

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications. The signup period begins today and ends on Dec. 7, 2018. Farms with generic base acres […] Read more...
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