Action Alerts

House Ways and Means Committee Examines Tariff Impacts on Agriculture in Hearing

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 18th, the House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the effects of tariffs on U.S. agriculture and rural communities. The hearing featured many representatives from the agriculture communities who expressed great concern for the ongoing trade disputes related to key export markets including China, NAFTA nations, and the European Union. […] Read more...

House Takes Action to Begin Farm Bill Conference

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 18, the U.S. House of Representatives took the first step towards negotiating with the Senate on the farm bill when they voted to take the House and Senate approved farm bills to a conference committee where the two bodies could negotiate their differences and seek a common bill for approval. As part […] Read more...

USDA Announces Nominee for Chief Science Position

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 16, Secretary Perdue announced that Scott Hutchins, the global leader of integrated field sciences for Corteva Agriscience, will be nominated by President Donald Trump to be USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics. Hutchins, an entomologist, was the global director for crop protection research and development at Dow AgroSciences before the merger […] Read more...

USDA Announces Funding for Hurricane & Wildfire Assistance

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it is making just under $2 billion in emergency assistance available for producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017. The funds are available through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program authorized by Congress earlier this year. It covers eligible crops, trees, bushes, […] Read more...

ASU Names Inaugural Wilson Endowed Chair for Agriculture

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 16th, it was announced in a press release from the University of Arkansas Bumpers School of Agriculture, Food and Life Sciences, that Arkansas State University (ASU) had hired Aaron Shew to serve as inaugural chair to the R.E. Lee Wilson endowed Chair of Agriculture Business, the first endowed agribusiness chair at ASU. The […] Read more...
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