Action Alerts

Arkansas Lawmakers Discuss Levee Issues

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas lawmakers held a multi-committee hearing at the State Capitol on Thursday, August 1, to consider issues facing levee infrastructure in Arkansas. At the hearing, members of the general assembly heard from a wide range of witnesses who spoke of the effects of recent floods on our levee systems and the shortcomings in maintaining levees […] Read more...

China Takes Retaliatory Actions

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 5th, China took steps to retaliate against recent actions by the United States in the ongoing trade war between the two nations. The latest move by China included further devaluing the Chineses yuan against the dollar and requesting that state-buyers halt U.S. agriculture imports. These actions follow last week’s announcement by President […] Read more...

Senate Sends Farm Bankruptcy Bill to Trump

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, August 1st, the U.S. Senate approved by voice vote a bill that would increase the limit for farms to qualify for reorganizing their debts under agricultural bankruptcy law. The bill would raise the eligible debt limit from $4.2 million to $10 million, which would help U.S. farms in economic distress. The bill was […] Read more...

Trump Ratchets Up Tariffs on China After Trade Talks Fail to Produce Deal

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, August 1st, President Donald Trump announced that he would move forward with an additional 10 percent tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. beginning in September. His announcement came on the heels of a trade negotiation meeting between the U.S. and China that failed to produce a deal between the two nations. More […] Read more...

Department of Ag Accepting Public Comments on Grain Grading Regulations

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is currently accepting public comments for a draft rule applicable to entities who purchase and sell grain grown in Arkansas. The comment period concludes August 19th. The new rule was authorized by an Act approved by the Arkansas General Assembly in 2019 in response to grain marketing issues experienced by […] Read more...
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