Action Alerts

Treasury Issues New Guidance on Opportunity Zones

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued new guidance on the new Opportunity Zone investment incentive offered under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This program allows for investors to avoid capital gains taxes for qualified investments in qualified Opportunity Zones. Arkansas has over 80 approved Opportunity Zones, many of them in […] Read more...

EPA Reviewing 24(c) Permit Program

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to continue its 24(c) permit program of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which allows states to seek special local needs related to certain products if they wish to seek additional uses or further restrict uses beyond the federal label. The 24(c) permit program […] Read more...

Trump Administration Places Tighter Restrictions on Cuba

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 17th, the Trump Administration announced additional restrictions related to Cuba as part of a larger action that also included Venezuela and Nicaragua. The primary actions of the administration related to Cuba are further limitations on non-family travel to the island, limitations on how much money Cuban-Americans can send to relatives there, and […] Read more...

FDA to Hold Public Hearing on CBD Products

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will soon hold a public hearing on May 31st to consider how to approach food and beverage products that contain hemp based cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that promises to relax the body without altering the mind like tetrahydrocannabinol […] Read more...

Disaster Aid for Hurricane and Flood Victims Uncertain

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A major supplemental disaster aid bill that is under consideration in Congress to assist farmers and communities harmed by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters stalled in Congress prior to the Easter recess. For U.S. agriculture, disaster assistance is of utmost importance in areas of the Southeast (hurricanes) and the Midwest (floods). More below: Read more...
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