Action Alerts

Obama Administration Further Loosens Rules on Commerce with Cuba

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, October 14th, the Obama Administration announced another round of regulatory changes regarding trade and commerce between the United States and Cuba. The rules do not offer significant changes to address the primary need of U.S. agriculture, which is to eliminate the cash in advance of sale requirements that limits the financing abilities to […] Read more...

Dannon Makes Non-GMO Pledge to Dismay of Ag Groups

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, Dannon, the top selling brand of yogurt worldwide, announced a new pledge to eliminate the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in many of its branded dairy products. This pledge includes animal feed for dairy cows, which today depend heavily on feed composed of GMO crops. The idea of this pledge was widely […] Read more...

Turner Grain Bankruptcy Lawsuits Pile Up

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In recent days several articles have emerged related to the failed grain merchandising company Turner Grain. Most of the articles released provided an update regarding the various companies involved in lawsuits against Turner Grain and related companies in an effort to reclaim funds lost due to the failure of the company.  The articles also provide […] Read more...

USDA Provides New WASDE Report

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The report provides the latest economic data related to agricultural commodities, including supply and demand. The report offered some bullish information for cotton with greater demand, slightly lower production estimates and reduced stocks.However, for most major row […] Read more...

USDA Approves McLarty Capital Partners for Rural Investment Fund

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it had approved Arkansas based McLarty Capital Partners‘ plan to establish a Rural Business Investment Company (RBIC) under the USDA’s Rural Business Investment Program (RBIP).  The McLarty Capital Partners (MCP) RBIC will be the fifth RBIC that USDA has helped to initiate since the 2014 […] Read more...
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