Action Alerts

Arkansas Legislators Make Committee Assignments

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly continues to prepare for the upcoming legislative session, which will begin January 14th. The Senate and House have met recently to establish leadership and committee posts for the upcoming 92nd General Assembly. More below: https://amppob.com/arkansas-senate-committee-assignments/ https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/dec/01/arkansas-senate-gets-organized-for-sess/ Read more...

December 3 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistic Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report farmers have finished harvesting rice and corn, but are still completing harvest on cotton (99% harvested), peanuts (76% harvested) and soybeans (94% harvested). Winter wheat is 93 percent planted. More […] Read more...

Farm Bill Heads to Finish Line

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The 2018 farm bill continues to inch closer to the finish line. Conference principals have reached an agreement on language, which is now being scored by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to determine budget impact. Legislative activity slowed during the first week of December to accommodate the services related to President George H.W. Bush. Congress […] Read more...

Perdue Names Lohr as Conservation Chief

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Monday that Matt Lohr of Virginia was his choice to lead the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). Lohr is a farmer who brings experience in policy through service in the Virginia legislature and Commissioner of Agriculture for the State of Virginia. Chief Conservationist is the lead director for the […] Read more...

Trump Calls for End of NAFTA and Passage of USMCA

Monday, December 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After an official signing ceremony for the United States Mexico Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) at the G-20 in Buenos Aires, President Trump announced plans to end the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The threat to withdraw from NAFTA is seen as an effort to apply pressure to Congress to ratify the USMCA, but […] Read more...
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