Action Alerts

PL 480 Gets Boost in Omnibus

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Just before Congress wrapped up legislative business prior to the Christmas holiday, they approved an omnibus appropriation bill that provided funding for the remainder of the 2016 fiscal year, which runs through the end of September.  Included in the legislation was an increase in food aid funding known as P.L. 480 (Food for Peace), much […] Read more...

USDA Sets Dietary Guidelines for 2015-2020

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its updated Dietary Guidelines for the years 2015 through 2020, and the document played very favorably for rice, which is an important food crop widely grown in Arkansas. The Dietary Guidelines are required under the 1990 […] Read more...

Former U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers Passed Away at 90

Monday, January 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Former Arkansas Governor and U.S. Senator Dale Bumpers passed away on New Years Day at 90 years of age.  His life and career in public service was celebrated at a service in downtown Little Rock on January 10th. Bumpers served two terms as Governor of Arkansas and four terms as a U.S. Senator from Arkansas.  […] Read more...

International Trade Commission Hears from Ag on TPP

Monday, January 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) heard from several agricultural related witnesses recently as it conducted information hearings on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. According to news reports from the hearings, the ITC largely heard supportive messages from agriculture on the multi-lateral trade agreement.  The hearing was part of a series of […] Read more...

House Votes to Kill WOTUS Rule

Monday, January 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Soon after returning to Washington for the new year, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a resolution that would effectively kill the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  The resolution, which was previously approved by the U.S. Senate will go to the President who is expected to veto.  […] Read more...
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