Action Alerts

Continuing Resolution Expires Feb 8th; Another Extension Likely

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After enduring a three day weekend shutdown of the federal government, an agreement was reached for an extension of federal funding through February 8th. Little progress has been made since the shutdown towards a long-term spending bill, and it’s expected that Congress will provide another near-term extension through mid-March to provide more time for negotiations. […] Read more...

Administration Takes Action to Postpone WOTUS Rule

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 31, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and U.S. Department of the Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Clean Water Rule known as Waters of the United States (WOTUS) that will extend the date to two years from January 31, 2018. The EPA Administrator, Scott […] Read more...

Trump State of the Union Heavy on Immigration, Light on Farm Bill

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, January 30th, President Donald Trump offered his first State of the Union address before Congress.  The speech offered a look back over the first year of the president’s term and addressed various policy accomplishments while also offering an insight into the president’s priorities for the year to come. At the forefront of his […] Read more...

Congressional Ag Staffers Hear Ag Community Rebuttal to Heritage Foundation

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to Farm Policy Facts, an agriculture policy think tank supportive of farmers and commodity interest organizations, the group held a briefing for congressional staffers on Capitol Hill the last week in January to offer presentations designed to counter and debunk a number of criticisms leveled at farm programs from non-agriculture ‘think tanks’ like Heritage […] Read more...

Boozman Continues Effort to Promote Benefits of NAFTA

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 31st, Senator John Boozman joined 35 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump highlighting the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the United States and outlining how President Trump can improve the agreement. The letter communicated the importance NAFTA for agriculture and the need to […] Read more...
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