Action Alerts

Senate Stalemate on Immigration Issue

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate this week spent considerable time debating immigration policy without reaching an agreement on a single bill. Several proposals are under consideration currently, but none of the measures has received sufficient support to pass the Senate. The stalemate has escalated the uncertainty surrounding the status and future of several immigration programs. The Senate […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Weed Scientists Recognized by Peers

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several weed scientists associated with the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service were recently recognized by their peers from across the country through the Weed Science Society of America. Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist for the University of Arkansas, was honored as a fellow of the Weed Science Society of America […] Read more...

Finance Committee Chairman Hatch Promises Fix for Section 199 Tax Issue

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), said lawmakers are working on a fix to a provision in the new tax law that is having “unintended effects” in the agriculture sector, specifically in providing fairness between agricultural cooperatives and private businesses who purchase and sell commodities. Hatch said he […] Read more...

President Trump Aims to Unveil Reciprocal Taxes on Imports

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a move that is certain to cause a stir in global trade, President Trump made it known this week that he was considering the development of new taxes on imported commodities, goods and services through a new reciprocal tax (duty or tariff) that would be applied to countries that place a duty on imported […] Read more...

Tyson Foods Purchases Grain Elevators in West Tennessee

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced on February 14th that it was purchasing through a subsidiary three commercial grain elevators in West Tennessee to more directly serve existing and future poultry operations in the region. The elevators are located in Dyer, Humbolt, and Kenton. Tyson also plans to develop a system for farmers to more […] Read more...
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