Action Alerts

AgLaunch to Showcase Startups at AgTech Expo

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Memphis based AgLaunch to host AgTech challenge for $100,000 in funding at the upcoming Farm Journal Media’s AgTech Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, December 3-5. AgLaunch will feature four companies in the challenge with one of the four being Smart Farm Systems, an irrigation automation and control system, which is a company that has been developing […] Read more...

EPA Releases Plans for Renewable Fuels Standard

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, November 30th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed rule for renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) for 2019. The EPA plans for 4.92 billion gallons of advanced biofuels and 15 billion gallons of conventional corn ethanol. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11694-biofuel-groups-appreciate-gallon-boost-but-decry-missed-opportunity-in-rvo-rollout http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/articles/2516522/biodiesel-industry-provides-mixed-reactions-to-rfs-final-rule Read more...

Delta Queen Riverboat Cleared to Operate with Legislation

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Delta Queen riverboat will soon be able to operate as a passenger cruise vessel with the passage of legislation in Congress. The historic riverboat will soon undergo an extensive renovation before embarking on new voyages on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Kanawha and Arkansas rivers in 2020. More below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/house-approval-means-delta-queen-closer-to-cruising-again/2018/11/28/53b0cb08-f336-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/nov/28/safety-laws-exemption-a-delta-queen-lif/?latest Read more...

Farm Bill Deal Reached

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, November 29th, it was announced by Farm Bill Conference leaders that a bipartisan agreement was reached and that the draft measure is now being scored for costs by the Congressional Budget Office. The draft is reported to not have payment eligibility and payment restrictions proposed by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA). If the bill […] Read more...

USMCA Trade Deal Signed at G-20

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, November 30th, at the G-20 Summit in Argentina, the Presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada, all joined together in a signing ceremony for the new free trade agreement known as the USMCA. The trade agreement will have to be approved by each nation’s legislative bodies. More below: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-30/trump-s-nafta-replacement-signed-yet-hurdles-remain-in-congress?srnd=premium https://www.npr.org/2018/11/30/672150010/usmca-trump-signs-new-trade-agreement-with-mexico-and-canada https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/418937-nafta-20-is-being-signed-this-week-but-will-congress Read more...
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