Action Alerts

China Takes Another Trade Shot at U.S. Ag with Sorghum Rule

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, China sent another shot at U.S. agriculture by adding a new trade barrier for U.S. sorghum. China announced Tuesday that grains handlers would have to put up a deposit of 178.6 percent of the value of the shipments. It’s being reported that this new policy has had an immediate impact on the trade of […] Read more...

Trump Walks Back TPP Talk

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Shortly after opening the door for reconsidering the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) last week, the door was quickly slammed shut Tuesday. This decision was contrary to announcements last week that the administration was developing an administrative economic advisors to study the merits of TPP and options for the U.S. to re-engage in the agreement.   […] Read more...

NAFTA Renegotiations Appear Near Conclusion

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States appears close to reaching a deal with Mexico and Canada on the the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The three nations will meet again on April 24th in Washington, D.C. Should an agreement to modernize NAFTA be reached by the respective administrations, it’s not clear how Congress will proceed in considering […] Read more...

BASF to Pickup Bayer’s Digital Farming Business in Monsanto Deal

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As part of the ongoing effort to gain full anti-trust regulatory approval to complete the purchase of Monsanto, Bayer recently announced that it would sell more of its products to BASF, including its digital farming products. The full acquisition is expected  to be finalized in the second quarter of this year. It was reported earlier […] Read more...

Legislative Task Force to Discuss Agriculture Sales and Use Tax Exemptions

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 25th, the Arkansas General Assembly Legislative Task Force for Tax Reform and Relief will consider 43 proposals related to sales and use tax exemptions. Of those, 13 relate directly to row crop agriculture. The hearing starts at 9am Wednesday at the MAC building at the State Capitol. The proposals, if accepted in […] Read more...
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