Action Alerts

Finance Committee Chairman Hatch Promises Fix for Section 199 Tax Issue

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), said lawmakers are working on a fix to a provision in the new tax law that is having “unintended effects” in the agriculture sector, specifically in providing fairness between agricultural cooperatives and private businesses who purchase and sell commodities. Hatch said he […] Read more...

President Trump Aims to Unveil Reciprocal Taxes on Imports

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a move that is certain to cause a stir in global trade, President Trump made it known this week that he was considering the development of new taxes on imported commodities, goods and services through a new reciprocal tax (duty or tariff) that would be applied to countries that place a duty on imported […] Read more...

Tyson Foods Purchases Grain Elevators in West Tennessee

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced on February 14th that it was purchasing through a subsidiary three commercial grain elevators in West Tennessee to more directly serve existing and future poultry operations in the region. The elevators are located in Dyer, Humbolt, and Kenton. Tyson also plans to develop a system for farmers to more […] Read more...

Cotton Council Names Leaders at Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) at its annual meeting in Fort Worth, Tx, last week named leaders for the organization and its seven industry segments. Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, TX, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2018 succeeding Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, GA. In addition, […] Read more...

Cotton Council to Host Webinars on Seed Cotton PLC Program

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) is hosting regional information webinars for U.S. cotton industry members next week in an effort to explain the “seed cotton” provisions added to the commodity title of the 2014 farm bill. This change will take effect for the 2018 crop year, and farmers will need to make some decisions in […] Read more...
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