Action Alerts

Justice Department Clears Bayer/Monsanto Deal

Monday, April 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9th, news services reported that the Justice Department has granted approval for Bayer’s planned acquisition of Monsanto. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Neither the companies nor the Justice Department would discuss the latest development. If approved, the combination would be the last of three major deals in […] Read more...

April 9 Crop Progress Report

Monday, April 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report showed that despite heavy rains and unusually cold weather, Arkansas farmers were able to continue making progress in planting crops. According to the report 31 percent of corn […] Read more...

Trump Meets with Pruitt and Perdue on Renewable Fuels

Monday, April 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, President Trump met with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt at the White House to discuss renewable fuels policy. Both Administrator Pruitt and Secretary Perdue reportedly provided the president with a list of policy options to consider as the Trump Administration considers what to do for future years. More below: […] Read more...

Legislative Task Force to Review Ag Sales and Use Tax Exemptions April 25

Friday, April 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly’s Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force will meet again April 25th and 26th to conduct further review and consideration of various sales and use tax exemptions in the Arkansas tax code. Many of the exemptions under consideration have a direct correlation to agriculture, and if removed would constitute a major […] Read more...

Trump Counters China by Asking for $100 Billion More in Tariffs on Chinese Imports

Friday, April 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, April 5th, President Trump announced that he had instructed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to consider proposing an additional $100 billion in tariffs on imports from China. The action was made to counter China’s recent announcement to add a 25% tariff on U.S. agricultural commodities including cotton, soybeans, corn and wheat. China countered […] Read more...
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