Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Has Fun With Craft Rice Beer in Downtown Little Rock

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information From USA Rice’s August 1, 2018 e-newsletter: Grain to Glass, Local Brewery Debuts “Golden Grain” Ale Made with Arkansas Rice By Lauren Waldrip Ward LITTLE ROCK, AR — More than 2,000 Arkansans attended the fifth annual Stone’s Throw Brewing Block on Rock festival here last Saturday where they had the opportunity to drink their rice. […] Read more...

Application Season for Grow for Green Soybean Challenge

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the 2017 growing season, 118 Arkansas soybean producers entered the annual Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge. The challenge, which awards growers from eight divisions, added nine producers to the state’s 100 Bushel Club last year. This year, the stakes are higher than ever. Sponsored by the Arkansas soybean checkoff, the Arkansas Soybean […] Read more...

Senate Advances Agriculture Spending Bill

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, August 1, the United States Senate approved its fiscal year 2019 agriculture appropriation bill as part of a larger package of appropriations bills that included federal funding for the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies; Financial Services and General Government; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies; and Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and […] Read more...

Bayer and BASF Complete Exchange of Assets

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, August 1, BASF completed its acquisition of certain assets from Bayer that were shed as part of Bayer’s plans to purchase Monsanto. The purchase price of these assets, which included Liberty Link technology, vegetable seeds, seed treatments and farm operation software systems, and other Bayer assets totaled an estimated $9 billion. In addition, […] Read more...

U.S. Ups Ante Against China on Tariffs

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, August 1, the United States through the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer announced that planned 10 percent tariffs on a long list of Chinese imports would be raised to 25 percent. This move represents a significant escalation to the ongoing trade dispute that was already significant. More below: https://ustr.gov/about-us/policy-offices/press-office/press-releases/2018/august/statement-us-trade-representative https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/trump-administration-confirms-plan-to-raise-china-import-tariff-to-25-percent-idUSKBN1KM63U Read more...
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