Action Alerts

FCC Adopts $20.4 Billion Rural Broadband Plan

Friday, January 31st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 30th, the Federal Communications Commission announced the approval of a $20.4 billion plan to boost broadband connectivity in underserved areas. The FCC voted Thursday to roll out the Rural Digital Opportunity Fund (RDOF), which is supported by the Univerisal Service Fund, to award money over a ten-year period to target “gigabit speed broadband networks in areas […] Read more...

EPA Proposes Interim Registrations for Certain Neonicotinoids

Friday, January 31st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 30th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a new interim registrations for certain neonicotinoid insecticides. Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides used on a wide variety of crops, turf, ornamentals, pets (for flea treatment), and other residential and commercial indoor and outdoor uses.  In the proposed interim decisions, EPA is proposing: […] Read more...

U.S. Farm Bankruptcies Hit 8 Year High

Friday, January 31st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts According to federal court data, U.S. farm bankruptcy rates jumped 20% in 2019, which is an eight year high. The data is more evidence of the financial difficulties facing farmers coping with poor commodity markets, trade disputes, and weather. The data is also further justification for farm bill programs and the supplemental trade assistance offered […] Read more...

Kellogg Foods Announces Plans to Reduce Glyphosate Use Among Suppliers

Friday, January 31st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Kellogg Foods, one of the largest cereal foods product makers, announced plans to phase out the use of wheat and oats that come from fields where the herbicide glyphosate was used as a pre-harvest drying agent. The company’s stated goal is to work with suppliers to achieve this standard by 2025. While the EPA has […] Read more...

EPA Reiterates Health Safety Position on Glyphosate

Friday, January 31st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 30th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) once again issued a statement on the herbicide, glyphosate, which stated that the chemistry is not a carcinogen and is of no known risk to humans if used according to the label on the product. More below: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-glyphosate-epa-idUSKBN1ZT2SB Read more...
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