Action Alerts

Legislative Task Force to Review Ag Sales and Use Tax Exemptions April 25

Friday, April 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly’s Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force will meet again April 25th and 26th to conduct further review and consideration of various sales and use tax exemptions in the Arkansas tax code. Many of the exemptions under consideration have a direct correlation to agriculture, and if removed would constitute a major […] Read more...

Trump Counters China by Asking for $100 Billion More in Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Friday, April 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, April 5th, President Trump announced that he had instructed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to consider proposing an additional $100 billion in tariffs on imports from China. The action was made to counter China’s recent announcement to add a 25% tariff on U.S. agricultural commodities including cotton, soybeans, corn and wheat. China countered […] Read more...

FC Stone Offering Grain Producer Risk Academy in Chicago this July

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas Sustaining Member, INTL FCStone, is offering an grain market education seminar this summer (July 23-25) in Chicago for producers and grain grain merchants. The three day seminar named the “Top-Tier Grain Producer Risk Academy” is designed for elite, large pro-active producers (2,000+ tillable acres) of corn, soybeans, wheat and other grains […] Read more...

UofA Offering Irrigation Competition for Greatest Efficiency

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture has developed a new peer to peer challenge completion among farmers to find the most efficient irrigators. The challenge is being named the “Most Crop per Drop irrigation contest” and entries are due June 1. The contest open to rice, corn, soybean growers, and farmers can enter […] Read more...

China Threatens Major Tariffs on More Ag Commodities

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On Tuesday, April 3rd, China further escalated its response to U.S. trade threats by announcing plans to impose 25% tariffs on soybean, cotton, corn, wheat and other U.S. commodities and food products as well as other U.S. exports. The action by China was in direct response to new U.S. threats against China that were added […] Read more...
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