Action Alerts

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Announces Plans to Reorganize the USDA

Friday, May 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, May 11th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced plans to make substantive changes to the structure of the USDA.  Changes include establishing a position of undersecretary for marketing and trade, bringing together the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management Agency (RMA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and making […] Read more...

Governor Announces Textile Mill for Forrest City

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 10th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson made a significant news announcement related to jobs in East Arkansas.  The news surprised many when he made it known that a textile mill was on its way to Forrest City, Arkansas. The announcement noted that the new manufacturing facility would provide 800 jobs and would utilize […] Read more...

USDA Releases New WASDE

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a new World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report. The report provides updates on market news related to major commodities by estimating supply and demand. More information below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf http://www.farms.com/news/full-coverage-usda-wasde-report-released-122664.aspx http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/3-big-things-today-may-11 http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/2017-18-us-cotton-crop-could-be-biggest-11-years May WASDE Report Mostly Neutral   Read more...

Bayer Agrees to Sell Liberty Link in Monsanto Merger

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent news reports indicate that Bayer has agreed to sell its Liberty herbicide and LibertyLink branded seeds as part of its efforts to receive antitrust approvals for its acquisition of Monsanto. The sale will reportedly account for the bulk of asset sales of the two companies that are anticipated to amount to $2.5 billion. The action […] Read more...

State Legislators Named to Tax Task Force

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 8th, the Senate Pro-Tem and the Speaker of the House announced their designees to serve on the legislative task force (named Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force) that will review the state’s tax code and consider making reforms existing tax policy. The group was mandated under a statute approved in the […] Read more...
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