Action Alerts

China’s Retaliates Against U.S. Stoking Fears of Trade War

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, China began its initial steps towards retaliating against the U.S. for imported steel and aluminum tariffs with the implementation of its own tariffs on a list of 128 U.S. products that are mostly farm commodities. China is immediately enacting an estimated $3 billion worth of tariffs on fruit, nuts, pork, wine and other […] Read more...

Judge Grants Reprieve for 6 Farmers on Dicamba Rules

Monday, April 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Tim Fox granted 6 farmers a reprieve from Arkansas State Plant Board regulations limiting use of dicamba herbicides in 2018. While the 6 farmers are allowed to use dicamba, the judge did not rule in favor of the plaintiffs and their claims against the State Plant Board. The suit was […] Read more...

Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Report

Friday, March 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, March 29th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released new estimates for prospective plantings in the 2018 crop year and a grain stocks report. The national estimates surprised many as it projected fewer acres for both soybean and corn from previous reports. For Arkansas, NASS offered the following […] Read more...

Department of Energy Drop Partnership with Clean Line Energy

Thursday, March 29th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that it was ending its partnership with Clean Line Energy Partners as it relates to the Plains and Eastern transmission project, which would have delivered wind energy from Oklahoma to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) in Memphis. The 700 mile high voltage transmission line would have crossed through […] Read more...

Agriculture Industry Groups Position on Trade Policy

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several agricultural related businesses and entities are stepping up to voice concerns related to recent tariffs on steel and aluminum announced by President Trump. The primary concern is that retaliation actions by affected nations could hinder commerce and impact the values of U.S. commodities and food prices for Americans at the grocery store. Some retaliatory […] Read more...
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