Action Alerts

Congress Sends Disaster Bill to President Trump

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, June 3rd, the U.S. House approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package aimed at assisting farmers and communities impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes and floods in recent years. The legislation, which was approved in the House 354-58 and the Senate 85-8, provides important funding to producers for prevented plantings and flood damage to stored grain. […] Read more...

FDA Holds Public Hearing on CBD

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On May 31st, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a full-day public hearing to consider whether or how to regulate the hemp industry, particularly as it relates to CBD products used in oils, lotions, and animal food products. 2019 represents the first year of commercial development of industrial hemp in Arkansas, where the […] Read more...

Boozman Talks to Agri-Pulse

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Senator John Boozman recently joined Agri-Pulse to discuss ongoing issues related to the agriculture industry. The interview covered commodity markets, weather, floods, trade issues and more. Senator Boozman is a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and he serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. More […] Read more...

USDA Issues Legal Opinion Supporting Interstate Transport of Hemp

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On May 28th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a legal opinion regarding the interstate transportation of hemp that supported the movement of hemp across state lines. The opinion was based on the change to the 2018 farm bill, which removed industrial hemp from the Drug Enforcement Agency’s (DEA) list of controlled substances. The […] Read more...

USDA ERS Projects Further Economic Challenges for Agriculture

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A May report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) shows continued economic stress for U.S. agriculture as the trade surplus shrinks and export values decline. The ongoing trade disputes and oversupply has placed a heavy weight on the American agriculture economy according to the report. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12260-trade-tensions-trigger-usda-to-trim-export-forecasts https://www.ers.usda.gov/webdocs/publications/93215/aes-108.pdf?v=2227.2 Read more...
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