Action Alerts

Two Arkansans Participating in the Cotton Council Leadership Program

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2017-18. Participants include: PRODUCERS – Blake Fennell, Earth, TX; Jesse Flye, Jonesboro, AR; Richard Heiden, Buckeye, AZ; Justin Jones, Smithville, GA; and Rose Robertson, Coolidge, AZ GINNER – Cacky Sobral, Wilson, AR MERCHANTS – Wesley […] Read more...

Heavy Rains Continue to Raise Crop Concerns

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In recent days Arkansas has experienced significant rainfall in areas that could lead to crop damage in certain low lying areas, especially in watersheds inundated with rainfall.  With more heavy rains expected over the weekend, anxiety among farmers in these areas are rising. Moderate to major flooding is already expected in areas in the state, […] Read more...

Congress Buys More Time for Fiscal Year 17 Funding

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In Congress’s first week back to Washington following a two week Easter recess they were unable to complete work on a funding measure for the remainder of the fiscal year 2017.  However, they’ve reached an agreement to avert a government shutdown for another week with a short-term continuing resolution. This continuing resolution will provide them […] Read more...

Trump Postures on NAFTA Says Renegotiation Needed

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following reports that the Administration was drafting a new executive order to begin withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), President Trump stated that he had spoken to the leaders of Canada and Mexico and stated mutual intent to expeditiously renegotiate the trade agreement between the three North American nations.  Agriculture is sensitive […] Read more...

Trade Representative Nominee Advances in Senate

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump’s nominee to serve as U.S. Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, cleared a key confirmation hurdle when the Senate Finance Committee voted to send his nomination to the full Senate.  If confirmed, Lighthizer will serve as the chief trade negotiator of the United States as head of the Office of U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). With […] Read more...
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