Action Alerts

USMCA Trade Deal Signed at G-20

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, November 30th, at the G-20 Summit in Argentina, the Presidents of the United States, Mexico and Canada, all joined together in a signing ceremony for the new free trade agreement known as the USMCA. The trade agreement will have to be approved by each nation’s legislative bodies. More below: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-30/trump-s-nafta-replacement-signed-yet-hurdles-remain-in-congress?srnd=premium https://www.npr.org/2018/11/30/672150010/usmca-trump-signs-new-trade-agreement-with-mexico-and-canada https://thehill.com/blogs/congress-blog/economy-budget/418937-nafta-20-is-being-signed-this-week-but-will-congress Read more...

Legislature Closing in on Tax Reform Legislation

Thursday, November 29th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly is getting closer to finalizing a legislative plan based on the work of the Tax Reform and Relief Task Force as the upcoming legislative session gets closer. At a recent meeting of the task force, the group decided to develop two versions of tax reform legislation for consideration. Both are very […] Read more...

Farmers Taking Greater Interest in Irrigation Technologies

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to a recent Agri-Pulse article, new polling data indicates farmers are growing more and more interested in smart irrigation systems to better manage water on their farms to improve efficiency, reduce labor, lower operating costs, and gain greater understanding and control of usage. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11647-farmers-find-water-efficiency-and-better-crop-yields-in-smart-irrigation-technology Read more...

Ag Council Board Member Takes On new Sustainability Leadership Role

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Council Board of Director member Mark Isbell of Lonoke County was recently recognized for his sustainability leadership when he was appointed to represent the grower sector on the Field to Market Board of Directors. Isbell is a 4th generation rice farmer who has a long track record in being a leader in the field […] Read more...

Cindy Hyde-Smith Holds Senate Seat in Mississippi

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith was successful in maintaining her seat in the United States Senate serving the State of Mississippi. Hyde-Smith was appointed to fill the vacancy created with the retirement of Senator Thad Cochran. She will complete the final two years remaining in the 6 year term of Senator Cochran. Another election for that seat […] Read more...
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