Action Alerts

Potential Shutdown Could Impact USDA

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congress currently appears to be on a direct course to a government shutdown for parts of the U.S. government, including the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), if no agreement is reached on what to do with funding for the “border wall,” which is a priority for the Trump Administration. The Department of Interior (DOI) and […] Read more...

USDA Announces Second Round of Trade Mitigation Assistance Funds

Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, December 17th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that the White House and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had approved the plan to deliver the second round of trade mitigation assistance for U.S. farmers negatively impacted by ongoing trade disputes. The funding rates are the same as the initial payment […] Read more...

Indigo Ag Announces 700 Jobs Coming to Memphis

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Indigo Ag, a new, up and coming agriculture company, made an announcement of a significant investment in the Mid-South on Wednesday, December 12th, when they stated that they would invest in a new home office and hire up to 700 workers in the next three years. Indigo Ag offers a variety of products and services […] Read more...

China Makes First Soybean Purchase Post Trade War Truce

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, December 12th, several news outlets reported that China had made significant soybean purchases from the United States. The purchases are the first to take place since the U.S. and China agreed to a cease fire in the tariff war when they met in Buenos Aires at the G-20. The news was welcome to […] Read more...

Hemp Provision in Farm Bill Could Boost Industry

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A provision included in the 2018 farm bill would affirmatively legalize industrial hemp, which could be a boon to state’s like Arkansas that are in the process of developing industrial hemp industries through commercial research programs. The McConnell provision amends the Controlled Substances Act, which states that CBD derived from hemp is considered a controlled […] Read more...
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