Action Alerts

Long Time Farm Press Editor Hembree Brandon Passes

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Long time Farm Press Editor Hembree Brandon passed away on March 12th, after a bout with an aggressive cancer. Brandon worked for Farm Press for over four decades. He announced his retirement late last year. His life, work and contributions to agriculture will be missed. More below: https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-life/hembree-brandon-editor-mentor-friend-leaves-legacy? https://www.farmprogress.com/commentary/after-45-years-time-say-so-long https://www.djournal.com/obituaries/djournal/brandon-hembree-b/article_fbb00eb1-b563-514c-af4e-3cee2b6c01a6.html Read more...

DU Names New CEO

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, March 13th, Ducks Unlimited announced that it had hired former Congressman Adam Putnam of Florida to serve as CEO of Ducks Unlimited following the retirement of current CEO Dale Hall, who is set to retire June 30th. Putnam most recently served as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12005-article-headline Read more...

Trump Administration Amps Up USMCA Efforts

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Trump administration is amping up efforts to advance the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). The agreement must be ratified by Congress, and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has deployed a team to make the pitch to legislators to approve the agreement. On Wednesday, March 13th, the USTR held a closed […] Read more...

Trump Administration Releases E-15 Rule

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, March 12th, the Trump Administration released a proposed regulation regarding ethanol policy for the United States to allow for year round E-15. The move is seen as a significant benefit to agriculture as it would lead to additional corn demand and signify long-term support from the Trump Administration for ethanol. The announcement drew […] Read more...

Legislature Sends Food Labeling Bill to Governor

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, March 13th, the Arkansas General Assembly referred a bill (HB1407) to Governor Hutchinson that will establish laws regarding food labeling of consumer packaged food products that improperly use the word rice to describe contents in packaging. The bill is aimed largely at providing truth in labeling for a growing number of food products […] Read more...
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