Action Alerts

Governor Names Cabinet Secretaries and Sets Salaries

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 22nd, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the names of individuals he would appoint to serve as Cabinet level Secretaries to his administration under the new transformation structure of state government. Current Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will continue to serve in that role for what will be known as the Department of Agriculture. […] Read more...

Infrastructure Talks Melt Down in Washington

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 22nd, a second meeting between President Trump and Congressional Democrats on infrastructure reportedly turned sour quickly when the discussion deviated from infrastructure to investigations. President Trump indicated in a White House Rose Garden press conference following the meeting that he would not work with Democrats until they agreed to discontinue investigations related […] Read more...

Perdue to Announce Trade Aid Plan for 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Secretary Perdue is reported to be planning an announcement of the trade adjustment assistance for farmers as early as Thursday, May 23. While the details of the plan are not released, it’s likely that the plan will be constructed similarly to the 2018 program with Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments on various commodities, however, it’s […] Read more...

Ag Council Letter Requests Aid for Arkansas Farmers

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, May 21, the Ag Council of Arkansas submitted a letter to the members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation seeking support for an economic assistance package for farmers impacted by weather, trade wars, and more. The letter encouraged the members to support assistance that is significantly greater than the levels provided in 2018 as […] Read more...

AETN’s Arkansas Week Focuses on Trade War Impact to Agriculture

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Education Television Network’s (AETN) weekly show Arkansas Week for the week of May 13th focused its panel discussion on the impact of the ongoing trade war on Arkansas with an emphasis on agriculture. Joining the panel was Kevin McGilton, Vice President for Governmental Affairs at Riceland Foods. McGilton discussed the impact the recent trade disputes […] Read more...
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