Action Alerts

Governor Hutchinson Announces $25 Million Rural Broadband Initiative

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts In early August, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a $25 million state grant program called Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC) to implement part of the state’s broadband plan by expanding telecommunication infrastructure to underserved communities in Arkansas. According to Governor Hutchinson, ARC will provide grants to qualifying communities of at least 500 people to deploy high-speed broadband […] Read more...

Arkansas Soybean Acres Lowest Since 1960

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A major news story coming from recent U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) crop reports is the significant reduction in soybean acres in Arkansas. USDA’s latest report pegs Arkansas soybeans at 2.65 million acres, down 590,000 acres from 2018, when Arkansas farmers harvested 3.24 million acres of soybeans. The reduction in […] Read more...

Cotton Seed Size Debate Covered at Ginners Meeting

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A major point of discussion at this Summer’s Southern Cotton Ginners Association meeting in Branson, Mo, was centered on what to do about cotton seed size. Plant breeding in recent years has led to smaller seed size in cotton, which has cut into the revenue streams of cotton gins. More below: https://www.farmprogress.com/cotton-gins/debate-over-cotton-seed-size-continues Read more...

Bunge Announces Plans to Relocate Corporate HQ to St. Louis

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, August 13th, Bunge announced that it would move its global headquarters from White Plains, New York, to its offices in St. Louis, Missouri. The relocation is expected to be completed in 2020. The New York office employees 180 and their St. Louis office has roughly 525 employees. The company has more than 30,000 […] Read more...

USTR Makes Announcement Related to Chinese Tariffs

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, August 13th, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the U.S. would pull back on President Trump’s recently announced plans to implement new tariffs on Chinese exports to the U.S. The announcement stated that the U.S. would make some exceptions to the tariffs and allow tariffs for some products to receive a […] Read more...
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