Action Alerts

USDA Releases Farm Bill and Legislative Principles to Congress

Thursday, January 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, January 24, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue released a four page document summarizing priorities of the Trump Administration for the farm bill and other legislation related to the agriculture industry.  The document was released in advance of any farm bill draft legislation from the U.S. House of Representatives or the […] Read more...

NAFTA Talks Begin Tuesday in Montreal

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Despite a shutdown of the U.S. government, senior officials from the United States will participate in North American Free Trade Agreement discussions in Montreal, Canada, this week. The meeting among the three nations will be the sixth round of similar, ongoing talks to modernize the 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement. The talks are planned to […] Read more...

SCOTUS Rules on WOTUS

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, January 22, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) made a unanimous decision related to the litigation process related to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The decision could carry significant weight in the direction of the federal government in implementing and developing regulations related to WOTUS. It will also impact […] Read more...

Government Shutdown Over Spending Bill

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday night at midnight the federal government initiated a shutdown due to an inability of Congress to reach an agreement on spending bills for the remainder of the 2018 fiscal year, which began October 1. The federal government had been operating under multiple short-term continuing resolutions since October 1. The disagreements largely hinged on […] Read more...

CoBank Reports on Economic Outlook for 2018`

Friday, January 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new report from CoBank offers analysis and forecast for the farm economy in 2018. The report offered a mixed bag for agriculture that included some positive forces at play, such as general economic expansion, as well as negative forces at play, including a continuation of lower commodity prices. The 29-page report – The Year […] Read more...
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