Legislation & Regulation

NAFTA OR NO NAFTA

Tricia Braid

September 26th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer cast doubt on the prospects of the U.S. and Mexico reaching a deal with Canada on NAFTA by Sunday, September 30th. At the Concordia Summit in New York,...

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THE IMPACTS OF STEEL AND ALUMINUM TARIFFS IN ONE GRAPHIC

Lindsay Mitchell

September 25th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

Following President Trump’s March 1, 2018 announcement of U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs, many countries have instituted retaliatory tariffs on U.S. goods.  Canada and Mexico, especially large...

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FARMERS WORRY ABOUT TRADE FUNDING GAP

Tricia Braid

September 20th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Farm Policy

We are officially ten days away from the Farm Bill 2014 expiration date.  On September 30, farmers are operating under no farm policy, unless Congress either finalizes a new bill or extends the...

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U OF I ANALYSIS ON MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM

Lindsay Mitchell

September 19th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation

Many Illinois farmers are harvesting and likely haven’t taken the time to sign up for the Market Facilitation Program, administered by their county Farm Service Agency (FSA) office.    Do not...

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LOOKING FOR A WAY TO TALK ABOUT GLYPHOSATE WITH YOUR FRIENDS?

Lindsay Mitchell

September 18th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Legislation & Regulation |  Additional Research

Following a California jury’s decision to award $289 million in damages to a man dying of cancer because he claims the disease was caused by exposure to herbicides, you might be hearing more about...

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CRITICAL WATERWAYS LEGISLATION PASSED THE HOUSE

Tricia Braid

September 14th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Locks and Dams |  Legislation & Regulation

House and Senate committee leaders reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on 2018 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) legislation earlier this week, known as the America’s Water...

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IL CORN URGES PRESIDENT TRUMP TO ACT ON PROMISES FOR ETHANOL SUPPORT

Tricia Braid

September 12th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

In a letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol,...

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CORN GROWERS TO EPA: STOP THE RINS WAIVERS AND REALLOCATE THE GALLONS ALREADY WAIVED

Tricia Braid

September 10th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Ethanol |  Legislation & Regulation

You’re getting ready to harvest this year’s corn crop. Or maybe you’ve already started. Either way, you’re looking at unfavorable market conditions being complicated by policy and regulatory...

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RUNDOWN ON TRADE AID PACKAGE DETAILS

Tricia Braid

September 7th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The so-called trade aid package, formally known as the Market Facilitation Program, kicked off on September 4. Here are some details you might find useful, should you decide to participate in the...

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MARKET FACILITATION PROGRAM BEGINS TODAY

Lindsay Mitchell

September 4th, 2018  |  Today's News |  Exports |  Legislation & Regulation

The Market Facilitation Program that will provide direct payments to help corn, cotton, sorghum, soybean, wheat, dairy and hog farmers who have been directly impacted by illegal retaliatory...

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