Sorghum e-Notes | March 29, 2018

  Happy Easter from National Sorghum Producers NSP and USCP offices will be closed April 30 for Good Friday. Have a blessed Easter! Conaway Optimistic on Moving Farm Bill Partisan tensions within the House Agriculture Committee continue as debate surrounding SNAP benefits remains. Earlier this week, House Agriculture Democrats shared perspectives on the nutrition title details....

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Sen. Moran on VA Leadership Change: Veterans Deserve a VA Worthy of Their Sacrifice

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies – today issued the following statement after the president’s announcement regarding Department of Veterans Affairs leadership changes: “Veterans deserve the best our nation has to offer and a VA...

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Sen. Moran Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Stabilize, Improve Postal Service

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) today introduced The Postal Service Reform Act of 2018: Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency to stabilize, preserve and improve the Postal Service – an essential part of our nation’s infrastructure and economy. The financial condition of...

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2018 Fall Championship Sites Selected

  TOPEKA, Kan. – The 48th annual KSHSAA State Volleyball Tournament will welcome a new championship host site in 2018. Classes 3A and 4A will compete for trophies at the Hutchinson Sports Arena for the first time. “The 2018-2019 school year will see a change in our school classification system which will...

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Moran: Section 199A Fix in Omnibus Will Aid Farmers

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) today applauded the inclusion of a section 199A tax fix in the FY2018 omnibus package. “This legislation restores the competitive balance in the agricultural marketplace by leveling the tax burden on independent and cooperative farming businesses,” said Sen. Moran. “In Kansas, where grain continues to pile...

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Sorghum Notes

Trump Directs Tariffs on Chinese Goods In an expected move, President Trump issued a directive Thursday to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to impose tariffs on approximately $60 billion worth of Chinese goods under Section 301 of the Trade Act of 1974, further placing U.S. producers on edge in fear...

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Sen. Moran: Omnibus Funding Gets Us Out of the CR Business

Omnibus Legislation Including Numerous Moran Priorities Passes Senate WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – chairman of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies – today issued the following statement regarding his vote in favor of the FY2018 omnibus funding bill: “I have repeatedly said passing...

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Sen. Moran Applauds Inclusion of Provisions in FCC Reauthorization, Broadcaster Repack Appropriations in Omnibus Agreement

WASHINGTON — U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which exercises jurisdiction in the Senate over Federal telecommunications policy, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) – today applauded the inclusion of the RAY BAUM’S Act,...

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