Action Alerts

USMCA Talks Continue, But Time Shrinks

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Congressional Democrats appear to be working towards finding a path forward towards approving the U.S., Mexico, Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA), but the ultimate outcome remains uncertain, and the number of legislative days available to consider a package before the end of year diminish each day. Congressional Democrats were meeting with the U.S. Trade Representative […] Read more...

Concern for Shutdown Increasing as November Deadline Approaches

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The clock is ticking on Congress as they near a November 21 deadline to approve a spending bill to keep the government operating beyond that date. The federal government is currently operating on a continuing resolution for the 2020 fiscal year, and that measure is only good until the 21st of November. While work continues […] Read more...

China Ag Buys Far From Certain

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts While President Trump announced in the Oval Office that a “Phase 1” deal with China was reached, the follow through of the agreement is slow moving at best. The agreement was said to include significant increases in purchases of U.S. agricultural commodities, but those purchases don’t seem to be imminent. And, the announced agreement has […] Read more...

Cotton Farmers Encouraged to Register and Participate in U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Cotton Council (NCC) is now actively encouraging U.S. cotton producers to register and activate their self assessment under the newly launched U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, which is a U.S. cotton industry led initiative to meet cotton’s customers’ sustainability goals by validating that U.S. cotton is the most responsibly produced cotton in the world […] Read more...

Downtown on the Farm a BIG Hit

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Sunday, October 27th, Downtown Little Rock held its first Downtown on the Farm event along the Arkansas River between the River Market and the Riverfront Amphitheater. The event, a cooperative partnership between Arkansas Rice, the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, and other sponsor partners, including the Ag Council, was a big hit. Over 4,000 people […] Read more...
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