Action Alerts

NAFTA Talks Break Down Between U.S. and Canada

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After the United States and Mexico announced agreement on a new trade pact between the two nations early last week, they both pivoted towards bringing Canada into the agreement for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, by the end of the week talks broke down between the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. […] Read more...

USDA Opens Sign Up for Trade Mitigation Programs

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/09/04/usda-launches-trade-mitigation-programs Release & Contact Info Press Release Release No. 0172.18 Contact: USDA Press Email: press@oc.usda.gov (Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of […] Read more...

USDA Projects Further Declines in Farm Income for 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released a report forecasting a decline in net farm income for 2018. The ERS report projected net farm income for this year at $65.7 billion, which represents a decline of $9.8 billion, or 13 percent, from 2017. This income level with inflation adjustments comes […] Read more...

House Ag Chairman Talks Farm Bill and Trade

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) recently held an interview in which he addressed a range of issues facing farmers and the agriculture industry. He spent considerable time discussing his plans for completing work on the 2018 farm bill and on impending trade disputes and negotiations. In addition, Chairman Conaway discusses other must do […] Read more...

Trump Likely to Go Forward with $200 Billion More in China Tariffs

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump appears poised to move forward in implementing $200 billion more in new tariffs on Chinese imports as soon as next week. The public comment period on the proposed tariffs closed September 6th. China is likely to respond with in-kind retaliatory tariffs on U.S. exports. On Friday, September 7th, President Trump announced that in […] Read more...
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