Action Alerts

Trump Administration Lays Out Near Term Regulatory Reform Agenda

Friday, October 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Trump Administration recently announced a new outlay for regulatory reform plans for various agencies, many of which deal with the agriculture industry. The agenda items build upon previous reform initiatives, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), and also includes some new reform proposals. The efforts are designed to amend […] Read more...

USDA Surveying Arkansas Row Crop Farmers

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 42 states, including Arkansas, as part of its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS). The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of row crops in order to establish county level figures.  “The data […] Read more...

October 15 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, October 15, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 96 percent harvested; cotton is 67 percent harvested; rice is 92 percent harvested; and soybeans […] Read more...

USTR Announces Intent to Negotiate Trade Deals with Japan, EU, and UK

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 17, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced plans for the Trump administration to seek out new trade deals with Japan, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (U.K.). In officially notifying Congress, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is following the procedures set out in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability […] Read more...

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2 Million in New Arkansas Investments

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 16, The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced its approval of roughly $2 million in grants for 12 economic development projects in Arkansas. The projects cover a range of investments, most of which were in areas of the Arkansas Delta and aimed at creating or retaining jobs through infrastructure, healthcare, and  job training. The Delta […] Read more...
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