Action Alerts

October 5 is Deadline to Comment to EPA on Atrazine

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The final day to submit comment to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the agency’s draft ecological risk assessment for the herbicide atrazine is Wednesday, October 5th. The EPA’s risk assessment recommends severe limitations on the use of the chemical in a manner that serves as an effective ban on the chemical, which is a […] Read more...

National Ag Law Center to Host Webinar on Compensatory Mitigation Oct. 10

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, October 10th, the National Ag Law Center, which is based in Fayetteville, Arkansas, will host a webinar focused on compensatory mitigation for environmental impacts. The title is “A New Era of Compensatory Mitigation for Impacts on Natural Resources.” The webinar will focus on recent developments by the Obama Administration through executive directives for […] Read more...

USDA Report Shows Biobased Economy Growing in U.S.

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Release No. 0208.16 Contact: Office of Communications (202) 720-4623 press@oc.usda.gov USDA Report Shows Growing Biobased Products Industry Contributes $393 Billion and 4.2 Million Jobs to American Economy WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2016 – A new report released today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that in 2014, the biobased products industry contributed $393 billion […] Read more...

Bass Pro to Buy Cabela’s

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 3rd, two of the largest outdoor outfitter companies announced that they will combine into one company early next year in a deal that is priced at $5.5 billion. Bass Pro will purchase Cabela’s by paying $65.50 per share to shareholders of Cabela’s. Bass Pro CEO Johnny Morris stated that he planned to complete […] Read more...

Treasury Rule on Estate Tax Draws Ire of Agriculture

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A newly proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Treasury is believed by many in the agriculture industry to be harmful to family farms by making it more difficult for certain family businesses to transfer farming operations to future generations. The specific proposed rule involves section 2704 and proposes to significantly limit estate and gift […] Read more...
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