Action Alerts

USMCA Agreement Reached but Mexico Concerned with Labor Changes

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. House of Representatives is soon to take action on the U.S., Mexico, Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). House Democrats appear to have reached a consensus agreement with the Trump Administration on changes, but Mexico announced Sunday that it was not properly consulted on the new labor provisions, and that they would like to […] Read more...

U.S. and China Phase One Agreement Announced

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts According to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), the United States and China reached a “Phase 1” trade agreement on December 13th. The agreement, which was touted as being momentous and historic, is said to address agricultural purchases from China and new reforms in China related to treatment of intellectual property, technology transfer, agricultural trade barriers, […] Read more...

Arkansas Farm Bureau Names Hillman New President

Friday, December 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Farm Bureau has elected Rich Hillman of Carlisle to replace Randy Veach of Manila as President of the organization. Veach announced his planned retirement earlier this year. Mike Freeze of Keo was elected as Vice President and Don Wright of Waldron was elected Secretary/Treasurer. More below: https://talkbusiness.net/2019/12/arkansas-farm-bureau-elects-rich-hillman-new-president/ https://www.arfb.com/news/2019/dec/06/arkansas-farm-bureau-elects-new-leaders/ Read more...

U.S. Senate Confirms New Energy Secretary

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On December 2nd, the U.S. Senate confirmed Dan Brouillette as the new Secretary of Energy following the resignation of former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. Brouillette received 70 votes in the Senate. Prior to his appointment he’d worked for Ford Motor Company, the Department of Energy during the George Bush Administration, and as a energy industry […] Read more...

New Solar Energy Plant Begins Construction in Lake Village

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new solar power plant operated in cooperation with Entergy Arkansas is now officially under construction in Lake Village. The facility is expected to provide 100 megawatts of electricity, and the construction is expected to conclude by the end of 2020. The facility is expected to take up 825 acres of land. Entergy previously announced […] Read more...
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