Action Alerts

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...

USA Rice Urges FDA to Help Consumers

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts At a recent public meeting held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) leadership of the of USA Rice urged the federal agency to quickly do more to modern standards for food identification to ensure that consumers are not confused by companies seeking to capitalize on the popularity of rice by selling food products […] Read more...

October 7 Crop Progress Report

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, October 7th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress Report for Arkansas and the United States. The report provided an update on the estimated status of harvest and condition of the crop. According to the report, Arkansas corn was 94 percent harvested, cotton was […] Read more...
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