Action Alerts

Senate Fails to Get Enough Votes to Kill WOTUS

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate came up short last week in trying to approve legislation that would have prohibited the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulation that was finalized last year.  An amendment offered by Senator Hoeven (R-ND) to the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water appropriations bill failed […] Read more...

As TTIP Negotiations Pick Up Pace Senators Urge Focus on Ag Markets

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As discussions between the United States and partnering nations in the multilateral Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement begin to accelerate, many U.S. Senators decided it was time to voice their common interest as it relates to agriculture by sending a letter to the U.S. Trade Representative. The letter, which was led […] Read more...

Cache River Watershed Management Plan Finalized and Delivered to EPA

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), the Cache River Watershed-based Management Plan has been completed and sent to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for acceptance.  The management plan was developed by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) with input from various stakeholders who participated in the plan development process.  The focus of the plan […] Read more...

Simmons Bank’s Delta Conference Hits on Economic Future

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Earlier this month, Simmons Bank hosted an all day symposium in Pine Bluff where the focus of the discussion was on the Delta and its future.  The meeting was organized jointly by Rex Nelson of Simmons Bank, Judge Raymond Abramson, and Ritter Arnold, who each moderated panels covering a range of subject matters.  The panelists […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee Continues Hearings on State of Ag Economy

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The House Agriculture Committee under the leadership of Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) continues this week a series of hearings on the state of the agriculture economy, which by most accounts is struggling as it relates to row crop production.  The hearings are designed to inform committee members of the challenges facing farmers and rural America […] Read more...
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