Action Alerts

Arkansas Places Hold on Review Process for Medical Marijauna Dispensaries

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas officials decided this week to halt their evaluation of applications for dispensaries of medical marijuana. The decision to place a hold on the process was in response to a recent decision by a judge to challenge the issuance of permits to grow medical marijuana. It’s anticipated that the process would begin again should a […] Read more...

StaplCotn Purchases 50% Stake in Mississippi Textile Operation

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn) announced that it recently purchased a 50% stake in Gary Beall Enterprises, LLC, which conducts business as TJ Beall Company.The transaction was completed effective March 31, 2018. TJ Beall Company manufactures and supplies an array of natural cotton fibers for the nonwovens, traditional textiles, technical textiles and paper industries. The […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee Expected to Markup Farm Bill Next Week

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The House Agriculture Committee is expected to kick-off the process for reauthorizing the farm bill next week. The House Agriculture Committee is expected to officially release a draft bill this week and bring it to the Committee for consideration next week where they will hold a markup to consider additional amendments. The measure is expected […] Read more...

Perdue Testifies Before Senate Appropriations Committee

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Perdue testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on April 11th and took many tough questions from Senators on ongoing trade issues, particularly related to China, and other issues including potential plans to claw back funding authorized and appropriated for the 2018 fiscal year due to ongoing budget constraints. The […] Read more...

Trump Issues Executive Order on Economic Mobility

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 10, President Trump issued an executive order seeking to overhaul public assistance programs and strengthen work requirements in order to qualify. The order gives various cabinet secretaries 90 days to review the programs their agencies offer and recommend possible regulatory and policy changes. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, whose agency oversees several food and […] Read more...
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