Action Alerts

Senate Ag Committee Chairman Talks Farm Bill

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) recently provided a candid interview with Agri-Pulse in which he provide insight into the latest developments with the 2018 farm bill. The interview outlined some of the challenges yet to be fully worked about in conference and the potential timelines for completion of the farm bill. Current law […] Read more...

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...
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