Action Alerts

Trump Officially Announces New Round of Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, September 17th, after markets closed, President Trump released his plans for the next round of tariffs on Chinese imports to the U.S. According to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the additional tariffs on an estimated value of $200 billion worth of imports will be effective starting September 24, 2018, and initially […] Read more...

September 17 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, September 17, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 100 percent mature and 66 percent harvested; cotton is 89 percent open bolls and 1 […] Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Chairman Talks Farm Bill

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) recently provided a candid interview with Agri-Pulse in which he provide insight into the latest developments with the 2018 farm bill. The interview outlined some of the challenges yet to be fully worked about in conference and the potential timelines for completion of the farm bill. Current law […] Read more...

Second Tier of Trade Mitigation Assistance Could Come Soon

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A second tier of trade mitigation assistance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) could come later this year according to recent statements from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. However, Mr. Perdue has warned farmers to not expect anything beyond that unless Congress acts. More below: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-farmers/second-round-of-tariff-related-aid-to-farmers-may-come-in-december-usda-idUSKCN1LT2YX https://www.agri-pulse.com/ext/resources/Podcasts2/Daybreak-Audio/Sept-2018/Daybreak_09142018.mp3 https://www.npr.org/2018/09/13/647329088/farmers-worry-about-foreign-markets-after-trumps-tariffs https://www.agri-pulse.com/ext/resources/Podcasts2/Daybreak-Audio/Sept-2018/Daybreak_09142018.mp3 Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Pushes Administration on Trade at Hearing

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing with trade leaders of the U.S. government to push them on finding agreement with key agriculture export markets. The Trump Administration’s ongoing trade disputes with key agriculture export markets like China and Mexico have hindered the flow of commodities in the global market and have depressed agricultural […] Read more...
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