Action Alerts

Boozman Appointed to Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman was appointed by President Trump to serve on the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. The Commission was established in 1929 and is responsible for utilizing dollars collected through the federal duck stamp for purposes of wildlife conservation serving migratory birds. Boozman replaces Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi who retired from the U.S. […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 18, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee considered and approved H.R. 2, the Farm and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). The measure was approved on a party line vote as democrats refused to support the bill citing opposition to reforms in the nutrition programs. The committee approved several amendments during the day […] Read more...

April 16 2018 USDA NASS Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. Farmers continued to make progress despite unseasonably cold weather and widespread rainfalls. According to the report 52 percent of corn acres were planted with 20 percent emerged, 27 percent of […] Read more...

Farm Bill Introduced and Ready for Committee Consideration

Monday, April 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) released the Farm and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) and announced that the measure would be considered by the full Agriculture Committee on Wednesday April 18th. The bill offered reauthorization of important commodity programs along with some reforms to nutrition programs and modifications […] Read more...

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...
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