Action Alerts

Senate Committee Approves Highway Funding Bill

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Wednesday, July 31st, unanimously approved a $287-billion highway bill (S. 2302). The measure will still need to be considered and approved by the full Senate and the House. The measure directs more than 90 percent of its funding towards current formula funds at levels that represent […] Read more...

Downtown Little Rock to Host Farm Celebration Festival in October

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new event titled #DowntownOnTheFarm celebrating Arkansas agriculture in downtown Little Rock is now set for Sunday, October 27th, from 12:00pm until 6:00pm. The event in the state’s capital city will feature live music, family friendly activities, and other amenities. It will also offer the opportunity for attendees to learn more about Arkansas’s leading industry […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway Announces Retirement

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, July 30th, U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway announced plans to not seek re-election for his seat in 2020. Conaway was largely responsible for the 2018 farm bill, including the efforts to place cotton back in the commodity title of the farm bill for Price Loss Coverage (PLC). More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12474-conaway-wont-seek-re-election http://www.cotton.org/news/releases/2019/conret.cfm Read more...

U.S. – China Trade Talks to Continue

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts This week’s trade talks in Shanghai, China, between U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and their counterparts in China concluded on Wednesday with no resolution in hand. However, the two nations agreed to continue meetings in early September in Washington, D.C. More below: https://www.bloombergquint.com/global-economics/china-u-s-resume-trade-talks-amid-trump-s-rip-off-accusation https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12475-us-and-china-agree-to-more-trade-talks-in-september Read more...

July 29 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, July 29th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, crops are progressing well, and are in varying condition depending on type of crop, planting date, and other stresses. Cotton and peanuts remain in the lead […] Read more...
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