Action Alerts

Crawford Returns from Cuba Trip with Optimism

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford recently returned from a trip to Cuba with more optimism for the potential for commerce between the United States and Cuba, particularly as it relates to exports for U.S. agricultural commodities like rice.  The Congressman made the trip with fellow colleague Ralph Abraham of Louisiana and roughly 10 Arkansans, […] Read more...

145 House Members Send Letter to EPA Over Anti-Ag Campaign

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Last week, one-third of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) criticizing the agency for an anti-agriculture billboard in Washington state that was partially funded with an EPA grant.  The letter accused this use of funds as an act that breaks federal prohibitions against political advocacy and misrepresents […] Read more...

Senate Committee Grills EPA at Appropriations Hearing

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 20th, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee held a hearing to review the budget request of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for fiscal year 2017.  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy testified on behalf of the agency, and she took some tough questioning from Senators who were critical of the agency for a variety of reasons, […] Read more...

Senate Fails to Get Enough Votes to Kill WOTUS

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate came up short last week in trying to approve legislation that would have prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation that was finalized last year.  An amendment offered by Senator Hoeven (R-ND) to the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water appropriations bill failed […] Read more...

As TTIP Negotiations Pick Up Pace Senators Urge Focus on Ag Markets

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As discussions between the United States and partnering nations in the multilateral Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement begin to accelerate, many U.S. Senators decided it was time to voice their common interest as it relates to agriculture by sending a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative. The letter, which was led […] Read more...
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