Action Alerts

USDA Report Highlights Benefits and Needs of Rural Broadband

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Releases Report on Rural Broadband and Benefits of Next Generation Precision Agriculture Reliable, High-Speed Broadband e-Connectivity is Essential to Enhanced Agricultural Production WASHINGTON, April 30, 2019 – Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today unveiled a groundbreaking report, A Case for Rural Broadband: Insights on Rural Broadband Infrastructure and Next Generation Precision Agriculture Technologies (PDF, 2.5 MB). The report […] Read more...

Trump Administration Considering More Farm Aid

Tuesday, April 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent news reports from Washington indicate that the Trump Administration is considering whether to offer additional aid to farmers as the trade dispute with China remains unresolved. Commodity prices for U.S. farm products heavily dependent on China as an export market have fallen precipitously since the trade battle began between the U.S. and China, and […] Read more...

Bayer Executives Take Heat Over Monsanto Issues

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Executive management with Bayer is under shareholder scrutiny largely due to fallout from its recent acquisition of Monsanto. Several major investors expressed frustration over stock performance of the company and the legal challenges around glyphosate, which came with its recent purchase of Monsanto. While a recent annual meeting of company investors did not lead to […] Read more...

April 29 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 29th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicates that Arkansas continues to lag well behind its five year average on plantings for all major commodities due to soil moisture and continuous heavy rains across much […] Read more...

Trump to Discuss Infrastructure with Democratic Leaders

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump is scheduled to meet with Democratic leaders on Tuesday, April 30th at the White House to discuss infrastructure issues. Prior to the meeting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer submitted a letter to President Trump outlining priorities from the Democratic side needed to reach a bipartisan deal. More below: […] Read more...
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