Action Alerts

Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, April 7th, Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.  He was sworn into the seat on Monday. Justice Gorsuch fills the void left by Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away suddenly last year. He was confirmed by a vote of 54-45, and […] Read more...

Trump to Meet with Chinese President in Florida

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi this weekend at the President’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.  The meeting between the two will cover a wide range of very serious subject matters, including trade and specifically agriculture trade.  Many in agriculture are hopeful that the discussion will lead to positive action on […] Read more...

House Ag Committee Holds Series of Farm Bill Hearings

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has held a series of hearings over the last couple of weeks regarding the reauthorization of the 2014 farm bill.  The hearings covered most titles of the farm bill and were intended to help set the stage for the next farm bill.  The subcommittee hearings on Commodity and Risk Management […] Read more...

Crop Progress Continues in Arkansas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 30 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 9 percent of the rice crop is planted, 4 percent of soybeans were planted and 2 percent of sorghum.  They […] Read more...

Executive Orders Change Landscape in Washington

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, several Executive Orders have been issued by President Donald Trump.  These orders, many of which were welcomed by agriculture, direct the various administrative agencies to conduct operations per the president’s new instructions. The most welcomed orders from agriculture relate to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and […] Read more...
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