Action Alerts

Trump Vows to Carry Forward Ag Trade Aid if China Issues Not Resolved

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, August 6th, President Trump declared his intent to continue into 2020 trade mitigation assistance for U.S. farmers if the ongoing trade dispute with China is not resolved. The trade tensions have increased in recent days despite ongoing negotiations between leaders of the two nations. More below: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/06/trump-promises-more-aid-for-farmers-in-2020-as-china-trade-war-drags-on.html Read more...

August 5 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, August 5th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, cotton and peanuts continue to lead the way as far as crop conditions go with a significant majority of crop acres in good to excellent condition. […] Read more...

U.S. Labels China as Currency Manipulator

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Amid the rising tensions between the U.S. and China, on Monday, August 5th, the Trump administration officially designated China as a currency manipulator. The declaration came after China’s central bank allowed the yuan to fall as much as 1.9% to a record low against the U.S. dollar. The designation, which was made by the Department […] Read more...

Budget Deal Signed by Trump

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, August 2, President Trump signed into law a budget deal that would increase the debt ceiling and establish spending levels for Congress for the next two fiscal years. The bipartisan and bicameral agreement is necessary to avoid a debt crisis and reduce the risk of more government shutdowns in the coming months. More […] Read more...

Arkansas Lawmakers Discuss Levee Issues

Monday, August 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas lawmakers held a multi-committee hearing at the State Capitol on Thursday, August 1, to consider issues facing levee infrastructure in Arkansas. At the hearing, members of the general assembly heard from a wide range of witnesses who spoke of the effects of recent floods on our levee systems and the shortcomings in maintaining levees […] Read more...
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