Action Alerts

FAA Releases Drone Rules

Friday, June 24th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 21, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued final rules regulating commercial use of small unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as drones. The move is designed to integrate the new systems safely into airspace and allow for commercial use of new technologies, many of which have application in agriculture. The rule applies to systems […] Read more...

Crop Progress Report Updates Condition of 2016 Crops

Friday, June 24th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas has completed planting and the crops are advancing […] Read more...

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Stop WOTUS Regulation

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bills that both contained provisions to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The measure provides annual funding for the Department […] Read more...

Boozman Successful in Advancing Cuba Amendments

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman, who serves as chairman of the Senate Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, was successful in approving the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations, which contained several reforms to the U.S. policy towards Cuba. Most notably was an amendment to eliminate policies that prohibit the use of […] Read more...

House Committee Approves Bill to Block Clean Line Energy Transmission Line

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Third District Congressman Steve Womack was successful in advancing a bill (H.R. 3062) aimed at stopping the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Energy transmission project, which is intended to transmit electricity to Arkansas and Tennessee from from wind energy sources from the Oklahoma panhandle region. On a 19-11 vote, the House Committee on Natural […] Read more...
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