Action Alerts

Trump Announces Year Round E-15

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, May 31st, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler signed the final action that would approve of the blending of gasoline with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. The announcement was hailed by the corn and ethanol industry leaders […] Read more...

Trump Makes Disaster Declaration for Arkansas

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, May 30th, President Trump announced a disaster declaration for Arkansas to help address ongoing flooding emergencies along the Arkansas river valley. The President’s action authorizes the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), to coordinate all disaster relief efforts which have the purpose of alleviating the hardship and suffering caused […] Read more...

Trump Surprises Many with New Tariff Plan for Mexico

Friday, May 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, May 30th, President Donald Trump announced new plans to implement tariffs on all Mexican imports to the U.S. beginning June 10th. The tariffs are scheduled to begin at 5% and will be increased each month thereafter to up to 25% if Mexico does not do more to stop the flow of illegal immigration […] Read more...

Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran Passes

Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, May 30th, Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi passed away at age 81. Cochran served in the U.S. House for 3 terms and U.S. Senate for 7 terms, and he was a staunch advocate for the MidSouth and agriculture. He helped promote policies that benefited the region and industry, and he helped steer federal […] Read more...

Requests for Federal Disaster Declarations Submitted by Governor and Delegation

Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Arkansas continues to deal with Mother Nature’s wrath, especially in the Arkansas River Valley which is experiencing unprecedented flooding, Governor Asa Hutchinson and members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation have submitted letters to President Trump requesting federal disaster declarations for the State. Such a declaration is important in providing federal assistance through FEMA, USDA, […] Read more...
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