Action Alerts

USDA Issues New Rules for ACEP Program

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 18th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) published its final rule for the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) under the 2014 farm bill.  The ACEP is a newly named program that incorporates three previous programs that preceded the 2014 farm bill. The ACEP combines many of the 2008 […] Read more...

Presidential Candidates Complete Debates and Head to Finish Line

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 19th Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton held their third and final debate before the November 8th election. Now they will turn towards election day and head into the final two-week long sprint to the finish line.  So far to date, agriculture policy and rural economic policy has hardly even served as a footnote to […] Read more...

Fed Releases Updated Beige Book for Economy

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve published its monthly Beige Book report, which included a regional report for the St. Louis Eighth District, which includes Arkansas. The report provides a snapshot of economic conditions across the regional economy. According to the report, economic conditions in Arkansas have modestly improved from a month ago, mostly led by residential home sales in […] Read more...

Governor Gets New Business Commitment from Chinese Garment Company

Thursday, October 20th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson this week announced that he signed an agreement with a Chinese company to place a $20 million garment manufacturing company in Little Rock that will employ 400 Arkansans. This announcement was made in China during the Governor’s tour. It was not announced what type of materials the company would utilize, but […] Read more...

ARC & PLC Payments Head to Farmers

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that many of the 1.7 million farms that enrolled in either the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs would soon receive safety-net payments from the programs. The payments due to farmers as a result of the market downturns that persisted throughout the […] Read more...
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