Action Alerts

District Export Council Seeking Applicants for Governor’s Award for Global Trade

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas District Export Council is currently seeking applicants for companies to be considered for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade. Companies whose exporting story includes developing innovative approaches to doing business internationally, growing international business consistently, developing a significant portion of business in the international marketplace, or have had some other inspirational […] Read more...

Federal Agency Principals Sign MOU to Expedite Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9th, a dozen federal agency heads signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) to speed up infrastructure projects by expediting environmental reviews required by law. Multi-agency environmental reviews have slowed and increased the cost of many federal infrastructure projects over the years. More below: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/agencies-agree-to-speed-up-approvals-of-infrastructure-projects https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure/white-house-seeks-to-speed-reviews-of-major-infrastructure-projects-idUSKBN1HG29G https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-09/agencies-said-to-sign-memo-to-speed-up-public-works-approvals https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-presides-signing-one-federal-decision-memorandum-understanding-major-infrastructure-projects/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MOU-One-Federal-Decision-m-18-13-Part-2.pdf Read more...

Trump Administration Working to Protect Farmers from Trade Impacts

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9th, President Trump indicated that he would provide some assistance to American farmers should they be injured in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Nothing specific has been proposed as an offset to such injury, but USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue was said to be exploring authorities under Section 32 […] Read more...

Justice Department Clears Bayer/Monsanto Deal

Monday, April 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9th, news services reported that the Justice Department has granted approval for Bayer’s planned acquisition of Monsanto. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Neither the companies nor the Justice Department would discuss the latest development. If approved, the combination would be the last of three major deals in […] Read more...

April 9 Crop Progress Report

Monday, April 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report showed that despite heavy rains and unusually cold weather, Arkansas farmers were able to continue making progress in planting crops. According to the report 31 percent of corn […] Read more...
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