Action Alerts

U.S. – China Trade Talks to Continue

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts This week’s trade talks in Shanghai, China, between U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and their counterparts in China concluded on Wednesday with no resolution in hand. However, the two nations agreed to continue meetings in early September in Washington, D.C. More below: https://www.bloombergquint.com/global-economics/china-u-s-resume-trade-talks-amid-trump-s-rip-off-accusation https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12475-us-and-china-agree-to-more-trade-talks-in-september Read more...

July 29 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, July 29th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, crops are progressing well, and are in varying condition depending on type of crop, planting date, and other stresses. Cotton and peanuts remain in the lead […] Read more...

USDA Allocates $217.5 Million for Floodplain Easements

Monday, July 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service is providing over $217 million for conservation easements in floodplains for states affected by significant flooding in recent years, including Arkansas. The program is a voluntary program through which eligible applicants agree to sell a permanent conservation easement to the United States through NRCS. Compensation […] Read more...

General Assembly to Hold Hearing on Arkansas Levees

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas General Assembly will hold a multi-committee hearing on Wednesday, August 1st, to examine the issue of levee infrastructure in Arkansas. The committees will consider the physical condition of each levee system in the state as well as the financial condition of each levee to determine what steps may be needed to shore up […] Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Industrial Hemp

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, July 25th, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on industrial hemp policy. The hearing focused on recent changes in the 2018 farm bill and related regulatory activities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition, the hearing considered the state of the hemp industry in the United States. More below: […] Read more...
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