Action Alerts

Trump Administration Amps Up USMCA Efforts

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Trump administration is amping up efforts to advance the U.S. – Mexico – Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA). The agreement must be ratified by Congress, and the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has deployed a team to make the pitch to legislators to approve the agreement. On Wednesday, March 13th, the USTR held a closed […] Read more...

Trump Administration Releases E-15 Rule

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, March 12th, the Trump Administration released a proposed regulation regarding ethanol policy for the United States to allow for year round E-15. The move is seen as a significant benefit to agriculture as it would lead to additional corn demand and signify long-term support from the Trump Administration for ethanol. The announcement drew […] Read more...

Legislature Sends Food Labeling Bill to Governor

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, March 13th, the Arkansas General Assembly referred a bill (HB1407) to Governor Hutchinson that will establish laws regarding food labeling of consumer packaged food products that improperly use the word rice to describe contents in packaging. The bill is aimed largely at providing truth in labeling for a growing number of food products […] Read more...

Renewable Energy Bill Heads to Governor

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, March 12th, the Arkansas House approved SB145 sending the measure to the Governor for his signature. The measure, which was sponsored by Senator David Wallace of Mississippi County, provides new definitions and state policy related to renewable energy production that offers significant potential for growth in renewable energy production, particularly solar. Solar energy […] Read more...

Governor Proclaims Farmer Day and Agriculture Week.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, March 12th, Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed in the Capitol Rotunda before a large crowd of Arkansas farmers and agriculture industry leaders that the day of March 12, 2019, be considered Farmers Day and the week of March 10 through March 16 be Agriculture Week. The ceremony coincides with National AgWeek, which includes a […] Read more...
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