Action Alerts

Farm Trade Aid Details Expected August 27

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent reports from Washington indicate the USDA will announce on Monday, August 27th, the details of its $12 billion in trade adjustment assistance for farmers and the agriculture industry. The short term assistance plan is said to contain three main elements including a direct payment program for farmers of particular commodities, a food purchasing program, […] Read more...

New Tariffs Activated Between U.S. and China

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 23rd, a new set of tariffs went into place between the United States and China. Both nations add new 25% tariffs estimated to cost each country $16 billion per year, which adds up to roughly $100 billion of new tariffs on both sides since the tariff disputes began earlier this year. President Trump […] Read more...

U.S. and Mexico Reportedly Close to Agreement on Trade Talks

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States and Mexico are reportedly near a full agreement on trade policy between the two nations as the Trump Administration has sought a new trade deal with its neighbors to the North and South. Less progress has been made between the U.S. and Canada though they’ve been reported to remain in close discussions […] Read more...

Farm Bill Conferees Schedule Tentative Date for Conference Meeting

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 22, the principal farm bill negotiators from the House and Senate announced that there was tentative agreement among farm bill conferees to hold its first conference committee meeting on the bill September 5th. The meeting will begin at 9:30 am. The current law is scheduled to expire on October 1. Arkansas will have […] Read more...

New Book from UofA Features Arkansas Images from Great Depression Era

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information From UofA Press Services: https://news.uark.edu/articles/42508/new-ua-press-book-collects-rarely-seen-images-from-depression-era-arkansas It’s All Done Gone: Arkansas Photographs from the Farm Security Administration Collection, 1935—1943 (cloth, $39.95), by Patsy G. Watkins, has been released by the University of Arkansas Press. This new book includes approximately 200 photos from the Farm Security Administration that were taken in Arkansas. Photographers for the FSA captured […] Read more...
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