Action Alerts

Governor Proclaims December 11th as Ag Trade Day

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, December 11th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed the day as Agriculture Trade Awareness Day in an effort to recognize the importance of free trade and export markets for Arkansas’s economy. The proclamation comes at a particularly important time as one of the most important free trade agreements for agriculture (NAFTA) is currently undergoing […] Read more...

Arkansas Company Grainster Wins Start-up Award in Australia

Monday, December 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An Arkansas based start-up technology company named Grainster recently took home top prize in a business idea competition in Australia. Grainster, which has been around for the last few years, continues to develop its business model in hopes of soon transforming the way many in agriculture market commodities. Winning the competition will provide executives at […] Read more...

Chairman Roberts Talks NAFTA and Farm Bill

Monday, December 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Senate Agriculture Chairman recently spoke to media regarding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the upcoming farm bill. On both matters he expressed optimism for positive outcomes. He said President Trump recently reassured him regarding the future outcome for NAFTA, which is undergoing a renegotiation between the three partner nations. He also indicated […] Read more...

Trump Seeks to Please Ethanol and Oil Industry with Renewable Fuel Policy

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Donald Trump held a meeting recently with oil-state senators at the White House where he urged administration officials to find a solution to refiners’ gripes about the Renewable Fuel Standard that would also be satisfactory to the ethanol industry. Such a goal is likely to be aimed at the long-term beyond 2018, but a […] Read more...

Congress and Trump Agree to Short Term Spending Bill

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congress and the White House have approved a short term continuing resolution that will fund government operations until December 22nd. The short term spending bill buys a little more time to continue negotiations on a variety of issues. It also means that Congress will be working well into the Christmas holiday. Also on the agenda […] Read more...
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