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U.S. Government Makes Allowances for Ag Investments in Cuba

Friday, September 18th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the U.S. Department of Treasury announced that it would permit U.S. based agricultural exporters to open offices and storage facilities in Cuba. The businesses also will be authorized to hire Cuban nationals and maintain bank accounts in the country, under regulations released by the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. While the […] Read more...

Arkansas Congressional Delegation Sends Letter on Clean Line Project

Friday, September 18th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the entire Arkansas congressional delegation submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Secretary of Energy expressing concern over the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Energy Transmission project. The 9 page letter expresses concern over the process by which the Department of Energy has allowed the project to develop. In addition, the letter calls […] Read more...

China Has Not Reached Agreement on Imports of U.S. Rice

Friday, September 18th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Contrary to what was reported through a press release from the U.S. Rice Producers Association (USRPA) earlier this week, China has not yet agreed to phytosanitary standards for U.S. grown rice. In fact, they could be very far away from an agreement. According to a conference call between U.S. rice interest groups and the U.S. […] Read more...

U.S. Wheat Industry Releases Report on Foreign Subsidies

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In early September, the U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) released a report on foreign government subsidy programs which revealed excessive support programs in several countries where wheat is produced. The report indicated that these support programs in advanced developing nations often exceeded what is allowable by the World […] Read more...

Judge Allows Lawsuits Against Syngenta on Corn to Proceed

Tuesday, September 15th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This September, a federal judge made a determination that would allow the bulk of lawsuit claims from thousands of farmers across the country against the seed company Syngenta to proceed toward trial. The lawsuits were brought following the release of a Syngenta genetically modified corn seed marketed as Viptera prior to being approved for import […] Read more...
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