Action Alerts

Congress Seeks to Avoid Another Shutdown with Bipartisan Deal

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, February 11th, leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees announced that they had reached a deal in principle to continue funding the government, thus avoiding another shutdown if the agreement is passed. Congress has until February 15th to hash out a deal, and the key differences in need of resolution surround funding […] Read more...

AEDC Designates Jonesboro as Competitive Community

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and local officials recently announced that Jonesboro completed the Competitive Communities Initiative (CCI) evaluation that aims to ensure the city’s preparedness to successfully compete for jobs and investments. The program is designed to identify ways a community can be more competitive with regard to their economic development organizational structure, […] Read more...

Governor Announces Legislative Plan for Highway Funding

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, February 11th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a legislative plan to address long term highway funding needs. The plan would establish a variety of funding streams to provide at least $300 million in new funding in future years. The funds would be provided by a continuation of the 1/2 cent sales tax as […] Read more...

U.S. Sends Delegation to China as Deadline Looms

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts High level U.S. trade negotiators return to China this week to carry on negotiations on trade between the two countries. This meeting takes place in the final month before new tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect if no deal is reached. President Trump announced earlier this month that he would likely […] Read more...

USDA Issues New WASDE Report

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, February 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. This report was the first WASDE report since December due to the government shutdown. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/wasde0219.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11886-usda-record-soybean-near-record-corn-crops-in-2018 WASDE Cotton: Domestic Production, Use Slightly Lowered2-8 WASDE Oilseeds: U.S. Soybean Production Down 56Mln Bushels2-8 […] Read more...
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