Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Holds Annual Meeting and Hears from Governor Hutchinson

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Rice held its annual meeting in Jonesboro on Monday, February 19th, at the First National Bank Arena on the campus of Arkansas State University. The meeting featured Governor Asa Hutchinson as the keynote speaker. The Governor complimented Arkansas’s rice industry and touted his own efforts to promote Arkansas rice in Washington and in international […] Read more...

Arkansas Announces New Voluntary Smoke Management Program for Farmers

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, February 19th, at the Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting, Arkansas Agriculture Department Secretary Wes Ward announced with leaders of the rice industry a new program to assist farmers better plan prescribed field burns to mitigate smoke concerns near sensitive areas. The Arkansas Agriculture Department has worked with farmer organizations including the Ag Council, Arkansas […] Read more...

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...
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