Action Alerts

Perdue Warns of Farm Debt

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Last week during Congressional hearings, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue warned Congress of the economic conditions facing farmers spending considerable time talking about farm debt, which has grown substantially in recent years and is now in excess of levels seen in the 1980s. More below: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-farms-perdue/us-farm-debt-soars-to-levels-seen-during-1980s-farm-crisis-agriculture-secretary-idUSKCN1QG24Y https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/assets-debt-and-wealth/ Read more...

EPA Sends Ethanol Proposal to White House

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, March 4th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) submitted to the White House a plan for year round E-15. The news was welcomed by the U.S. corn industry that sees this as an endorsement of ethanol and a signal of greater demand for ethanol in the future. The Administration has indicated a goal to […] Read more...

USDA Projects Increase to Net Farm Income in 2019

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) offered a bit of optimistic news this week when it estimated that net farm income is forecast to increase $6.3 billion (10.0 percent) from 2018 levels to $69.4 billion in 2019. This follows a $12.0-billion (16.0 percent) decline forecast for 2018. However, to put this […] Read more...

FDA Commissioner Announces Retirement

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb announced this week plans to retire from the post after serving for nearly two years in the role. His announcement stated plans to leave the FDA in early April. It’s not clear on who will fill the post or how this change will effect food labeling […] Read more...

U.S. and China Negotiations Ongoing

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Trade representatives from the United States and China continue their negotiations on trade in an attempt to reach a deal soon. President Trump has indicated that a deal is in the final stages and likely to be signed by him and President Xi of China as early as this month. President Trump did postpone tariffs […] Read more...
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