Action Alerts

Second Tier of Trade Mitigation Assistance Could Come Soon

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A second tier of trade mitigation assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) could come later this year according to recent statements from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. However, Mr. Perdue has warned farmers to not expect anything beyond that unless Congress acts. More below: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-farmers/second-round-of-tariff-related-aid-to-farmers-may-come-in-december-usda-idUSKCN1LT2YX https://www.agri-pulse.com/ext/resources/Podcasts2/Daybreak-Audio/Sept-2018/Daybreak_09142018.mp3 https://www.npr.org/2018/09/13/647329088/farmers-worry-about-foreign-markets-after-trumps-tariffs https://www.agri-pulse.com/ext/resources/Podcasts2/Daybreak-Audio/Sept-2018/Daybreak_09142018.mp3 Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Pushes Administration on Trade at Hearing

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing with trade leaders of the U.S. government to push them on finding agreement with key agriculture export markets. The Trump Administration’s ongoing trade disputes with key agriculture export markets like China and Mexico have hindered the flow of commodities in the global market and have depressed agricultural […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Industry Celebrates Rice Month in Capital City

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, September 13, the Arkansas rice industry celebrated Rice Month in Little Rock by joining Governor Asa Hutchinson at the State Capitol to join his official state proclamation declaring September as Arkansas Rice Month. Following the proclamation announcement, the rice industry delivered a very generous donation of Arkansas grown rice to the Arkansas Food […] Read more...

USDA Plans to Move ERS and NIFA Draw Range of Responses

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA’s recently announced plans to move its Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to a location outside of Washington, D.C., has received varying responses from the agriculture industry and communities. Some have expressed opposition to the proposal while others have advocated for the agencies to move to particular […] Read more...

Farm Bill Principals Meeting, but No Agreement Yet

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The top four farm bill leaders from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees continue to meet in hopes of resolving differences on the farm bill so that it can ultimately be considered and approved by the conference committee. According to Agri-Pulse, the talks are progressing, but there are a significant number of areas of disagreement […] Read more...
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