Action Alerts

Senator Cotton Wades Into Immigration Discussion

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton recently announced that the U.S. immigration laws need to be reformed and that the number of legal immigrants entering the U.S. should be substantially reduced. Following his announcement, he introduced legislation to implement his proposed changes to the immigration laws. The bill number is S. 354, and the title is the […] Read more...

Senate EPW Committee Looks at Endangered Species Act

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee held a hearing on Wednesday, February 15th, in which they reviewed the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and discussed the need to update the law. It’s likely that legislation proposing to reform the ESA will be developed and considered by the House and Senate during the 115th Congress. […] Read more...

Effort Underway to Roll Back Regulations

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump and the Republican majority in Congress have been fast at work to take actions related to federal government regulations.  Their efforts are targeted to regulations they deem as being harmful to business. Actions include executive orders to limit new regulations as well as orders to terminate regulations that they believe are stifling business. […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee has First Farm Bill Hearings

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The House Agriculture Committee held its first hearing related to the farm bill on Wednesday, February 15th.  The hearing was designed to focus on the current state of the agriculture economy and how the current 2014 farm bill was serving the industry. The 2014 farm bill will need to be reauthorized before the current law […] Read more...

Cotton Council Annual Meeting Features Chairman Conaway

Monday, February 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) gathered in Dallas for its annual meeting over the weekend of February 10-12, and the event featured House Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) who committed to assist the industry in establishing a commodity title program for cotton seed.  The group also heard from Representative Jodey Arrington (R-TX) who also pledged his […] Read more...
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