Action Alerts

Congress Approves Legislation for Continuing Resolution, Hurricane Relief, and Debt Ceiling

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Shortly after returning to Washington following the August recess and Labor Day, Congress quickly approved a compromise package of legislation that included a three month continuing resolution, disaster relief for hurricanes, and a debt ceiling increase that should fund the government through December 8th.  The measure was quickly adopted by the House and Senate and […] Read more...

Trump Announces Boozman Staffer to Lead Delta Regional Authority

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, President Trump announced that he will nominate Christopher Caldwell of Little Rock to serve as federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA).  Caldwell currently serves as director of special projects for U.S. Senator John Boozman. Caldwell, if approved by the Senate, will succeed Chris Masingill, whose term concluded in July. More below: […] Read more...

Dicamba Debate Intensifies

Monday, September 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Arkansas and other states wrestle with what to do related to the development of policy related to dicamba technology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also seeking to determine what to do going forward in response to widespread off-target injury across the country.  In August, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson convened a “Dicamba Task […] Read more...

USDA NASS Releases Cash Rent Report

Monday, September 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Cash Rents Report for Arkansas, which compares estimated cash rent prices for Arkansas farmland both irrigated and non-irrigated.  The report shows estimates by county for 2016 as well as 2017. Full report can be viewed at link below: […] Read more...

Conservation Leader Gene Sullivan Passes On

Monday, September 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 4th, Albert Eugene “Gene” Sullivan, former Arkansas State Conservationist and leader of the Bayou Meto Irrigation District passed away following a bout with cancer. Services were held Friday, September 8th, in North Little Rock.  Gene was a man of many accomplishments and credentials.  He was a leader in the field of conservation, particularly […] Read more...
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