Action Alerts

New Water Research Center Open in Mississippi

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Center is now open in Stoneville, Mississippi.  The Center, which will be known as the Delta Water Center or the Mississippi River Alluvial Aquifer Water Research Center, will focus on research in the area of water in the region.  It will be jointly operated by […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Makes Moves at USDA

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 14, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a memorandum announcing several reorganization moves within the agency. The memo is a move to implement some reorganization plans proposed earlier in the year in an effort to increase efficiency and to reduce redundancy and duplication. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10226-perdue-issues-sweeping-reorganization-memo https://www.agri-pulse.com/ext/resources/pdfs/s/e/c/Secretary-Memorandum-111517.pdf   Read more...

House Approves Tax Reform Measure

Saturday, November 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, November 16th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved its tax reform bill with a vote of 227-207.  On the opposite end of the Capitol, the Senate Finance Committee approved its own tax reform measure, which is expected to come to the full Senate after the Thanksgiving holiday. If the Senate is able to […] Read more...

New Lawsuit Filed Against Plant Board on Dicamba

Monday, November 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 10th, a new lawsuit  related to dicamba regulations was filed against the Arkansas State Plant Board.  This time it was filed by a handful of farmers who had previously led a petition to the Plant Board seeking a May 25th cut-off date as an alternative to the April 15 cut-off, which was recommended […] Read more...

Senate Prepares for Consideration of Tax Reform Measure

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, November 9th, Republican leadership in the U.S. Senate presented its outline for legislation to reform the U.S. tax code.  The measure is expected to be released in full on Monday and considered in the Senate Finance Committee in the following days.  The action follows the steps taken in the U.S. House this week […] Read more...
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