Action Alerts

U.S. Labels China as Currency Manipulator

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Amid the rising tensions between the U.S. and China, on Monday, August 5th, the Trump administration officially designated China as a currency manipulator. The declaration came after China’s central bank allowed the yuan to fall as much as 1.9% to a record low against the U.S. dollar. The designation, which was made by the Department […] Read more...

Budget Deal Signed by Trump

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, August 2, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that would increase the debt ceiling and establish spending levels for Congress for the next two fiscal years. The bipartisan and bicameral agreement is necessary to avoid a debt crisis and reduce the risk of more government shutdowns in the coming months. More […] Read more...

Arkansas Lawmakers Discuss Levee Issues

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas lawmakers held a multi-committee hearing at the State Capitol on Thursday, August 1, to consider issues facing levee infrastructure in Arkansas. At the hearing, members of the general assembly heard from a wide range of witnesses who spoke of the effects of recent floods on our levee systems and the shortcomings in maintaining levees […] Read more...

China Takes Retaliatory Actions

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 5th, China took steps to retaliate against recent actions by the United States in the ongoing trade war between the two nations. The latest move by China included further devaluing the Chineses yuan against the dollar and requesting that state-buyers halt U.S. agriculture imports. These actions follow last week’s announcement by President […] Read more...

Senate Sends Farm Bankruptcy Bill to Trump

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, August 1st, the U.S. Senate approved by voice vote a bill that would increase the limit for farms to qualify for reorganizing their debts under agricultural bankruptcy law. The bill would raise the eligible debt limit from $4.2 million to $10 million, which would help U.S. farms in economic distress. The bill was […] Read more...
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