Action Alerts

U.S. – China Trade Talks to Continue This Week

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On the week of January 7th, the United States and China will return to the table in Beijing to continue their discussions on trade. There are many components to be discussed, including agriculture. The ongoing trade dispute, which has led to retaliatory tariffs from both sides has caused significant market disruption for U.S. agricultural commodities […] Read more...

Legislation Introduced to Consolidate State Government

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts More below: The Arkansas General Assembly officially began its work January 14th, and several bills have been filed. Some of those bills include measures to accomplish Governor Hutchinson’s goal of creating 15 cabinet level positions and consolidating several agencies into 15 departments. This plan includes making the Secretary of Agriculture one of the 15 cabinet […] Read more...

116th Congress Begins in Washington

Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 3rd, the 116th Congress officially began. The new Congress represents significant changes, especially in the U.S. House of Representatives where the majority membership moved into democratic control. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) became Speaker of the House. Colin Peterson (D-MN) became Chairman of the House Agriculture Committee. More below: Read more...

Governor Announces Highway Commission Appointment

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, January 2nd, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the appointment of a new Highway Commissioner. The new appointee is Keith Gibson of Fort Smith, and he will replace Dick Trammel of Rogers whose ten year term will expire later this month. More below: https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/jan/02/governor-appoints-businessman-arkansas-river-valle/ Read more...

USDA Lays Out Plans and Guidelines for Relocation of Agencies

Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts USDA recently laid out guidelines for new potential locations for its Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA). Secretary Perdue announced plans in the fall of 2018 to move the agencies from Washington, D.C., and sought applicants for locations interested in hosting the agencies. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11777-usda-lays-out-guidelines-for-new-potential-ers-and-nifa-locations https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/15/2018-17555/notice-of-request-for-expression-of-interest-for-potential-sites-for-headquarters-office-locations Read more...
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