Action Alerts

INTL FCSTONE Offering Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy in Chicago July 24-25

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas Sponsor, INTL FCStone, recently announced an upcoming 2019 Summer Grain Merchandiser Risk Academy to be held on July 24-25 in Chicago. This educational program is an excellent opportunity to gain a better understanding for commodity markets and tools for managing risk in futures markets. This program is designed for your Grain Elevator & Coop […] Read more...

Wrangler Launches Rooted Collection of U.S. Based Sustainable Cotton Products

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Wrangler recently announced the launch of a new Rooted Collection of cotton clothing products, which contain cotton grown, sewn, cut, dyed and manufactured in the United States. The initial product launch focuses on cotton grown in five U.S. states. As part of the new product launch, Wrangler also announced sustainability goals that include 100% renewable […] Read more...

Major Grain Merchants Shake Up Leadership Amid Challenging Economic Times

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts In a Wall Street Journal article published April 19th, it was cited that many of the world’s largest grain merchants were shaking up their leadership and restructuring their staff in response to managing some of the most challenging economic times for the industry in recent years. Much of the challenges faced by these companies relate […] Read more...

U.S. International Trade Commission Releases USMCA Report

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, April 18th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) released a new report outlining economic benefits of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). The USMCA was agreed upon by the administrations of the three countries, but must be ratified by Congress to take effect. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12119-usmca-analysis-shows-slight-gains-for-us-ag-exports https://www.usitc.gov/publications/332/pub4889.pdf Read more...

AEDC Director Says Forrest City Textile Mill Project Frozen Due to Trade Dispute

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information It was reported in an April 22nd article by Arkansas Business that the Arkansas Economic Development Commission Director Mike Preston stated that the Shandong Ruyi Cotton Textile Mill Project in Forrest City was on hold due to the ongoing trade dispute between the United States and China. However, he also stated that the project was […] Read more...
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