Action Alerts

Arkansas Company Grainster Wins Start-up Award in Australia

Monday, December 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An Arkansas based start-up technology company named Grainster recently took home top prize in a business idea competition in Australia. Grainster, which has been around for the last few years, continues to develop its business model in hopes of soon transforming the way many in agriculture market commodities. Winning the competition will provide executives at […] Read more...

Chairman Roberts Talks NAFTA and Farm Bill

Monday, December 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Senate Agriculture Chairman recently spoke to media regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the upcoming farm bill. On both matters he expressed optimism for positive outcomes. He said President Trump recently reassured him regarding the future outcome for NAFTA, which is undergoing a renegotiation between the three partner nations. He also indicated […] Read more...

Trump Seeks to Please Ethanol and Oil Industry with Renewable Fuel Policy

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Donald Trump held a meeting recently with oil-state senators at the White House where he urged administration officials to find a solution to refiners’ gripes about the Renewable Fuel Standard that would also be satisfactory to the ethanol industry. Such a goal is likely to be aimed at the long-term beyond 2018, but a […] Read more...

Congress and Trump Agree to Short Term Spending Bill

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congress and the White House have approved a short term continuing resolution that will fund government operations until December 22nd. The short term spending bill buys a little more time to continue negotiations on a variety of issues. It also means that Congress will be working well into the Christmas holiday. Also on the agenda […] Read more...

NAFTA Concerns Grow Among Ag Interests

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Concerns are growing among commodity organizations and other agricultural industry interest groups over what will happen with the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canada and Mexico are significant export markets for U.S. agricultural commodities, and a withdrawal or collapse of NAFTA could lead to significant tariffs for exports making U.S. commodities […] Read more...
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