Action Alerts

Jonesboro Approves Plan for Shooting Facility

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 3rd, the city of Jonesboro approved a plan do build a new shooting sports complex on the East side of the town. The facility will be built in partnership with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission who will pay for 75% of the project costs while the city will acquire the 200 acres […] Read more...

USDA AMS Cotton Varieties Planted Report Released for 2017

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) released a new Cotton Varieties Planted Report for the 2017 crop year. According to the report the Deltapine brand of Upland cottonseed was the most popular planted in the United States for the 2017-2018 season, while the Americot brand was the second most popular followed […] Read more...

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.8 Million in Arkansas Investments

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, October 3rd, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced several economic development investments into the Delta region of Arkansas. The money will be used to improve infrastructure, the state’s workforce, and economy. Arkansas is one of eight states to receive DRA investments, and the agency’s total investments for 2017 will reach $20 million. With […] Read more...

Barge Traffic on Arkansas River Remains Steady Despite Spring Rains

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to a transportation report published by TalkBusiness, barge traffic on the Arkansas River has picked up some steam since heavy spring rains impacted barge traffic. The report showed that through the first eight months of 2017, 7.60 million tons were shipped, which was only down 1% from the 7.67 million tons during the same […] Read more...

USDA Nominees Moving Quickly in Senate

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue is finally getting his top level staff in place at the department thanks to a break in the confirmation logjam in the U.S. Senate. Key posts were filled earlier this month starting with Steve Censky for deputy agriculture secretary and Ted McKinney for undersecretary for trade and […] Read more...
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