Action Alerts

Farm Bill Negotiations Continue Despite Expiration and Elections

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The four principal negotiators of the 2018 farm bill held a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday in an effort to continue the momentum of the negotiations despite a failure to accomplish the work before the previous law expired and Congress recessed for the November mid-term elections. The hope among the negotiators is to make […] Read more...

State Revenues Continue to Impress and Beat Estimates

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas’s revenues continue to perform well as the larger state economy maintains its growth pattern. According to the Department of Finance and Administration reported on October 2nd that tax collections in all major revenue categories were ahead of forecast. In September, general revenues were 9.8% or $50.7 million more than last year, which exceeded the […] Read more...

Governor Unveils Government Transformation Plan for Arkansas

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 3rd, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his plan and vision for the future of state government when he unveiled his government transformation plan. The plan, which was devised by a working group that was advised by accounting and auditing experts, would consolidate 42 state agencies into 15 that would serve as principal […] Read more...

USDA Announces PLC Payment Rates for Corn, Sorghum and Soybeans

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 2, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans.   The 2014 Farm Bill provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price. More below: USDA Announces 2017 Price Loss […] Read more...

Agriculture’s Trade Hopes Turn to China with USMCA in Place

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following the recent announcement of an updated tri-lateral agreement for trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, many of those concerned about trade issues are now seeking a new resolution to the U.S. – China dispute. It’s likely that trade officials with the U.S. will aim their sights on trying to resolve the dispute with […] Read more...
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