Action Alerts

Governor Announces Working Group on Occupational Licensing

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 16th, Governor Hutchinson announced the formation of a new working group to review the state’s occupational licensing requirements with a goal of identifying any regulations that may be an unnecessary barrier for those who want to enter a trade. It’s unclear how this working group may address occupations related to agriculture, but […] Read more...

Ag Hall of Fame March 3rd

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame announced its latest class to be inducted, which will take place at a induction ceremony and luncheon on Friday, March 3rd in Little Rock. The Ag Council has a table of ten reserved, and will make seats available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested in attending, […] Read more...

Senate Stalemate on Immigration Issue

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate this week spent considerable time debating immigration policy without reaching an agreement on a single bill. Several proposals are under consideration currently, but none of the measures has received sufficient support to pass the Senate. The stalemate has escalated the uncertainty surrounding the status and future of several immigration programs. The Senate […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Weed Scientists Recognized by Peers

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several weed scientists associated with the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service were recently recognized by their peers from across the country through the Weed Science Society of America. Jason Norsworthy, a weed scientist for the University of Arkansas, was honored as a fellow of the Weed Science Society of America […] Read more...

Finance Committee Chairman Hatch Promises Fix for Section 199 Tax Issue

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week at a Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), said lawmakers are working on a fix to a provision in the new tax law that is having “unintended effects” in the agriculture sector, specifically in providing fairness between agricultural cooperatives and private businesses who purchase and sell commodities. Hatch said he […] Read more...
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