Action Alerts

USDA WASDE Report for April 10

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report offers the latest economic estimates for supply and demand of major commodities for the United States and the world. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf Read more...

District Export Council Seeking Applicants for Governor’s Award for Global Trade

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas District Export Council is currently seeking applicants for companies to be considered for the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade. Companies whose exporting story includes developing innovative approaches to doing business internationally, growing international business consistently, developing a significant portion of business in the international marketplace, or have had some other inspirational […] Read more...

Federal Agency Principals Sign MOU to Expedite Infrastructure Projects

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9th, a dozen federal agency heads signed a joint memorandum of understanding (MOU) to speed up infrastructure projects by expediting environmental reviews required by law. Multi-agency environmental reviews have slowed and increased the cost of many federal infrastructure projects over the years. More below: https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/policy/energy/agencies-agree-to-speed-up-approvals-of-infrastructure-projects https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-infrastructure/white-house-seeks-to-speed-reviews-of-major-infrastructure-projects-idUSKBN1HG29G https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-04-09/agencies-said-to-sign-memo-to-speed-up-public-works-approvals https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-presides-signing-one-federal-decision-memorandum-understanding-major-infrastructure-projects/ https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/MOU-One-Federal-Decision-m-18-13-Part-2.pdf Read more...

Trump Administration Working to Protect Farmers from Trade Impacts

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9th, President Trump indicated that he would provide some assistance to American farmers should they be injured in the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Nothing specific has been proposed as an offset to such injury, but USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue was said to be exploring authorities under Section 32 […] Read more...

Justice Department Clears Bayer/Monsanto Deal

Monday, April 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 9th, news services reported that the Justice Department has granted approval for Bayer’s planned acquisition of Monsanto. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Neither the companies nor the Justice Department would discuss the latest development. If approved, the combination would be the last of three major deals in […] Read more...
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