Action Alerts

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...

Trump Administration Begins Process for Advancing USMCA

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, May 30th, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) submitted a letter to Congress that included a draft Statement of Administrative Action (SAA), which kickstarts the process for Congressional consideration of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement. More below: https://twitter.com/sabrod123/status/1134208182899892224 Read more...

Perdue Hints at Providing MFP Payments for Prevented Planting Acres

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue hinted at a potential plan to provide additional Market Facilitation Program (MFP) funds for prevented planting acres. Full details of the MFP have not been announced to date, but farmers are anxiously awaiting clarity as prevented planting insurance dates are upon them. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12259-perdue-mulls-inclusion-of-unplanted-acres-in-trade-aid Read more...

Trump Announces Year Round E-15

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, May 31st, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final action that would approve of the blending of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The announcement was hailed by the corn and ethanol industry leaders […] Read more...
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