Action Alerts

October 10 Arkansas Crop Production Report

Friday, October 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, October 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Production Report for Arkansas. According to the report, corn yield is expected to average 175 bushels per acre (down 6 bushels from last year), cotton yield is expected to average 1,157 pounds per acre (up 24 […] Read more...

Trump Releases New Adjusted RFS Plan

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, October 4th, the Trump administration released an updated plan for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The new plan provided an outline that was considered more favorable to farmers and the renewable fuels industry than a previous version released in the summer that provided oil industry with loopholes for compliance. It is estimated that […] Read more...

Trump Holds U.S.-Japan Signing Ceremony in White House

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, October 7th, President Trump held another signing ceremony for the U.S.-Japan Free Trade Agreement. The initial signing ceremony took place September 25th between Japanese President Shinzo Abe and President Donald Trump. The agreement is slated to provide new market access for many U.S. agricultural commodities, but the agreement does not include any new […] Read more...

Federal Court Hears Case on Arkansas’s Food Labeling Law

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A newly approved state law on food labeling received a day in federal court on Monday, October 7th. The new law, Act 501 of the 92nd General Assembly, was approved and signed into law in 2019. It directed the Arkansas Department of Agriculture to establish rules to implement a penalty structure for certain food labeling […] Read more...

Trade Talks with China Resume

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Trade talks between the U.S. and China resumed this week as a significant delegation from China arrived in Washington to continue negotiations. The talks come amid continued tensions and an ever expanding list of mutual concerns from both nations as they continue to posture. More below: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/10/08/china-tempers-optimism-for-a-trade-deal-ahead-of-talks.html?__source=twitter%7Cmain https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trade-china/with-u-s-china-tensions-running-high-hopes-dim-for-end-to-trade-war-idUSKBN1WN1QU China narrows trade-talk topics https://www.wsj.com/articles/u-s-adds-chinese-firms-to-blacklist-citing-repression-of-muslim-minorities-11570488642?mod=djem10point Read more...
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