Action Alerts

Obama Administration Loosens More Trade Restrictions Related to Cuba

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 26th, the U.S. Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury announced that the agencies would loosen rules for financing certain exports to Cuba.  The move, which would exclude agricultural exports, is part of the Obama administration’s ongoing efforts to build diplomatic and trade ties with Havana after over 50 years of sanctions against […] Read more...

ANRC to Hold Additional Meetings on Cache River Watershed Management Plan

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) will host two free public information meetings in Jonesboro and McCrory on February 24th to discuss the “Final Draft of the Cache River Watershed Management Plan” associated with voluntary efforts to reduce nonpoint source pollution. Farmers and other watershed landowners, county and municipal officials, community leaders, and representatives of […] Read more...

China Finally Agrees to Phytosanitary Guidelines for U.S. Rice

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 22nd, it was announced the United States and China had finally reached an understanding on phytosanitary standards for U.S. milled rice imported into the Asian nation.  China, which is the world’s largest rice producing nation, is also the world’s largest importer of rice.  Therefore, it’s a very significant export opportunity for U.S. rice.  […] Read more...

Governor Releases Plan to Add Funding for Highways

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 19th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a new plan for addressing funding needs of the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) that would provide new funds for the agency and allow for the state to be eligible for additional federal funds for highway infrastructure. The announcement comes nearly a month after recommendations were […] Read more...

Former Ag Council Executive Vice President Don Alexander Ends Battle with Cancer

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Former Ag Council of Arkansas Executive Vice President and Arkansas State Plant Board Director, Donald W. Alexander, ended his long battle with cancer on January 21st, 2016. We thank him for his dedicated service to Arkansas agriculture and the positive impacts he had on others. He was most certainly a strong advocate for Arkansas agriculture […] Read more...
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