Action Alerts

Former Arkansas Congressman and State Leader Ray Thornton Dead at 87

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas lost another legend in politics and public service earlier this month when Ray Thornton died at 87 years of age.  Mr. Thornton let the state in many capacities including Attorney General, Congressman, Supreme Court Justice, and president of the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University. Below are a few articles that highlight his […] Read more...

Governor Successfully Avoids Fiscal Cliff and Extends Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was successful in threading the needle with creative legislative maneuvering this fiscal session to prevent Arkansas from facing a fiscal crisis that would have emerged from a failure to continue to operate the federally funded medicaid expansion program in Arkansas.  The program previously known as the “Private Option” in its first […] Read more...

Ag Council Leaders Make Push for Cuba Trade

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Two Ag Council board of director members (Dow Brantley and Mark Isbell) both had opinion pieces published this week promoting the opportunities that normalizing trade with Cuba can bring.  Both speak of the importance of the Cuban market for Arkansas rice, which is well documented, but they also express with sincerity the potential for delivering […] Read more...

Turkey Slaps Duty on U.S. Cotton

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Much to the frustration of the U.S. cotton industry, the government of Turkey announced in mid-April that it would apply a 3 percent tariff on U.S. cotton fiber imports.  This announcement was also denounced by the textile industry of Turkey which depends heavily on cotton supply from the U.S.  According to the Turkish government, the […] Read more...

End of May is Deadline for Arkansas Century Farm Applications

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information ­ REMINDER RELEASE: 4/27/2016 Contact: Adriane Barnes, (501) 516-6255, adriane.barnes@arkansas.gov Arkansas Agriculture Department Opens 2016 Arkansas Century Farms Program to New Applications through May 31 Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Agriculture Department has opened the Century Farm program to new applications for 2016 inductees.  Century Farm families have owned and farmed the same land […] Read more...
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