Action Alerts

U.S., Canada, and Mexico Reach Agreement on Certain Tariffs

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The United States has reached a new agreement with its trading partners to the North and South that will eliminate certain tariffs between the three nations. The agreement is likely to increase the chances for the new U.S., Mexico, Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) to be approved by Congress. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12210-us-canada-mexico-reach-deal-on-metals-clearing-usmca-obstacle? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/canada-mexico-lift-tariffs-on-us-goods-after-trump-scraps-steel-aluminum-levies/ar-AABDBo8 Read more...

Trump Offers 1/4 of 2019 Salary to USDA

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Amid an ongoing economic crisis facing much of the U.S. agriculture industry due to ongoing trade disputes, poor market conditions, and challenging weather events, President Trump announced that he would donate a quarter of his presidential salary to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The donation of $100,000 will go towards farmer outreach initiatives. More […] Read more...

Legislature and DOT Plan to Provide More Transparency and Efficiency in Use of Highway Funds

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts With an important ballot measure for highway funding heading to the ballot box in November 2020, where voters will determine whether to extend the dedicated 1/2 cent sales tax for highway funding, both the General Assembly and the Department of Transportation are increasing efforts to ensure good stewardship of taxpayer funds and more transparency in […] Read more...

May 20 Crop Progress & Condition Report

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, May 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The latest report continues to show Arkansas as being well behind its 5 year average for the planting of all commodities, which is primarily due to excess soil moisture and […] Read more...

Pay Ranges Set for Governor’s Cabinet Under Transformation Plan

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson received legislative approval for salary ranges of the soon to be officially named cabinet level Secretaries for the 15 individuals who will serve on the cabinet under the transformed state government. The range for each position will be from $167,096 to $201,700 a year, but some are expected to be paid […] Read more...
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