Action Alerts

Senate Approves USMCA

Monday, January 20th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The United States Senate voted in favor of the United States, Mexico, and Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). The measure was approved with a vote of 89-10, and it will be signed by President Trump on Wednesday, January 29th. Approval of the implementation measure will allow for the trade related measures to go into effect […] Read more...

U.S. and China Sign Phase One Deal

Monday, January 20th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, January 15th, the United States and China jointly signed the much anticipated “Phase 1” trade agreement at the White House. The agreement requires structural reforms and other changes to China’s economic and trade regime in the areas of intellectual property, technology transfer, agriculture, financial services, and currency and foreign exchange. The agreement also […] Read more...

USDA Releases January Rice and Grains Stocks Report

Friday, January 10th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, January 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Rice and Grains Stocks Report. According to the report rough rice stocks are estimated to be down 12 percent from 2019 levels. More below: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Arkansas/Publications/Crop_Releases/Stocks/2019/arstkdec19.pdf Read more...

Trump Announces Plans to Make Changes to NEPA

Friday, January 10th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 9th, President Trump announced new plans to further reduce regulatory barriers impacting certain development projects by adjusting how the Administration will handle the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) when considering development needs in the U.S. His stated goals in moving forward are to simplify NEPA, mitigate costs and delays for builders, and […] Read more...

USDA Issues January Crop Production Estimates for Arkansas and U.S.

Friday, January 10th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, January 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released new crop production estimates for Arkansas and the United States. The reports show area planted and harvested and estimated average yields on those acres. More below: Arkansas Summary Arkansas corn area harvested is 725,000, up 12 percent from 2018. The average yield is estimated at 175 […] Read more...
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