Action Alerts

Congress Poised to Fix 199A Tax Issue in Appropriation Bill

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A provision to fix the so-called “grain glitch” is included in a must pass appropriation bill that is moving through Congress this week. The fix was needed following changes made during the recent tax reform bill that placed cooperatives in distinct advantage over private grain buyers when competing for farmers business.  In almost all cases, […] Read more...

Farm Bill Hits Democratic Snag Over Nutrition Title

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House of Representatives was expected to mark up a draft farm bill in the House Agriculture Committee before the Easter recess, but that action is on hold as Democrats on the committee effectively walked out on discussions due to proposed reforms to the Nutrition title of the draft bill. House Agriculture Committee Chairman […] Read more...

General Assembly Approves Resolution to Clarify Definition of Rice

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 19th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a legislative resolution from the Arkansas General Assembly approved in the recent special legislative session that was intended to call out food makers who’ve misused the term ‘rice’ for food products that do not include actual rice grain. Such products include cauliflower and other vegetables and non-rice […] Read more...

Dr. Bob Scott to Head Stuttgart Rice Station

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Bob Scott, extension weed scientist since 2002, will become director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart on April 1. Scott has worked in weed science for 20 years, including the last 16 with the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Before joining the Division of Agriculture, Scott […] Read more...

Arkansas House and Senate Elect New Leadership

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly recently elected new leadership for both the House and the Senate in advance of the 2019 legislative session, which will commence in January.  The Arkansas House elected Representative Matthew Shepherd (R-El Dorado) as the Speaker-designate of the House of Representatives while the Arkansas Senate elected Senator Jim Hendren (R-Gravette) to serve as Senate […] Read more...
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