Action Alerts

Trump Administration Announce Private Sector Advisors on Ag Trade Policy Committees

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the appointment of 140 private-sector members to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade. Included in the list is Ag Council of Arkansas Vice President Dow Brantley of Lonoke who was reappointed to his […] Read more...

Cover Crop Seeds May See Shortages

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Widespread flooding and delayed or prevented plantings have led to a situation in which many fear seeds for cover crops could see shortages due to higher demand as farmers consider cover crops on acres unavailable for traditional crops. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue recently indicated that there may be some Market Facilitation Program funding available to […] Read more...

Great Anticipation for Trump – Xi G20 Meeting

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Later this week, President Trump and Chinese President Xi are expected to join each other in a highly anticipated meeting along side the G20 meeting, which takes place in Osaka, Japan, June 28-29. President Trump has recently expressed frustration with China for backtracking on a framework agreement between the two countries, and he’s threatened to […] Read more...

Federal Disaster Declarations Granted for River Valley Region

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump granted federal disaster declaration for several Arkansas counties affected by recent floods caused by the Arkansas River, which experienced major flooding from Oklahoma to Mississippi. Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas congressional delegation made requests for the designations, which will make Arkansas eligible for a range of federal disaster assistance programs. Most of the […] Read more...

U.S. Ag Groups Push for USMCA

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 11th, a letter from almost 1,000 agricultural associations and companies submitted a joint letter to Congress urging consideration and approval of the USMCA trade agreement, which is a replacement agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Ag Council of Arkansas was a […] Read more...
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