Action Alerts

Major Grain Merchants Shake Up Leadership Amid Challenging Economic Times

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts In a Wall Street Journal article published April 19th, it was cited that many of the world’s largest grain merchants were shaking up their leadership and restructuring their staff in response to managing some of the most challenging economic times for the industry in recent years. Much of the challenges faced by these companies relate […] Read more...

U.S. International Trade Commission Releases USMCA Report

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, April 18th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released a new report outlining economic benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA was agreed upon by the administrations of the three countries, but must be ratified by Congress to take effect. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12119-usmca-analysis-shows-slight-gains-for-us-ag-exports https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4889.pdf Read more...

AEDC Director Says Forrest City Textile Mill Project Frozen Due to Trade Dispute

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information It was reported in an April 22nd article by Arkansas Business that the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Mike Preston stated that the Shandong Ruyi Cotton Textile Mill Project in Forrest City was on hold due to the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. However, he also stated that the project was […] Read more...

April 22 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, Arkansas continues to lag behind its five year average for plantings due to high levels of moisture. In addition, heavy rains appear to have caused significant damage to planted corn and […] Read more...

Analysis of New Cuba Sanctions from Engage Cuba

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Engage Cuba, a national coalition of private companies, organizations and local leaders dedicated to advancing legislation to lift the 55 year old Cuban embargo, expand commerce between the U.S. and Cuba, and advance democratic ideals in Cuba, recently provided analysis of new U.S. policies related to Cuba. The analysis provided by Engage Cuba was critical […] Read more...
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