Action Alerts

USA Rice CEO Talks Rice Policy with Agri-Pulse

Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USA Rice Chief Executive Officer Betsy Ward sat down with Agri-Pulse to discuss agriculture and trade policy related to the rice industry. Much of her discussion centered around trade policy and farm safety net programs.  She stated that preserving and expanding export markets were of critical importance to the rice industry, and she noted that […] Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Michigan

Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a farm bill hearing in Michigan over the weekend.  The hearing, which was led by Committee Chairman Pat Roberts  and Vice Chairman Debbie Stabenow, was a listening session in which they heard from a variety of agricultural interests from Michigan. In total 16 witnesses participated in the hearing covering […] Read more...

Senate Expected to Approve Trade Representative and FDA Administrator

Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate is expected to approve the nominations for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) later this week.  Robert Lighthizer is the nominee for Trade Representative and Scott Gottlieb is the nominee for FDA Administrator. More information below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/9222-washington-week-ahead-senate-set-to-confirm-fda-ustr-nominees   Read more...

Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue Tours Arkansas Flood Areas

Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue visited Arkansas over the weekend to tour the flood damaged areas and to reassure Arkansans that the Trump Administration was prepared to assist the state in response and recovery.  The tour was led by Governor Asa Hutchinson and also joining the group were Congressman Rick Crawford, Senator […] Read more...

Cotton Council Looks for Producers for Information Trip to California

Friday, May 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The NCC has scheduled tour dates and locations for the 2017 Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) Program. This season, Mid-South producers will visit California’s San Joaquin Valley on July 17-21. Interested producers should notify the Ag Council as soon as possible to be considered for nomination to participate in the trip. The deadline to apply June 16th. […] Read more...
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