Action Alerts

Medical Marijuana Cultivators Soon to be Picked

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission recently stated that it will announce on February 27th the highest-scoring bids among those seeking to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state. The five-member commission received 95 applications for the cultivator licenses and can only grant five of such licenses.  The commission received 227 applications for […] Read more...

Congressional Leaders Look to Short-Term Spending Bill

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congressional leaders are planning to address an impending deadline for government spending with a short-term bill continuing government spending until at least December 22nd.  They have until Friday to approve such legislation. It appears they will defer longer term spending options for the 2018 fiscal year for a little while longer at least. One key […] Read more...

Senate Approves Tax Reform Measure

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Saturday, December 2, the U.S. Senate approved its own version of tax reform with a vote of 51-49.  The Senate version has several similarities with the tax reform bill already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but it contains some specific differences. The two bodies will negotiate their differences in a Conference Committee […] Read more...

Public Service Commission Hears Public Comment on Net Metering Rules

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) heard public comment on November 30th on a potential rule for how utility companies compensate individuals and businesses who provide surplus power to the electric grid from sources like solar.  The issue has gained interest in agriculture as farms and other agriculture businesses have adopted more solar power systems […] Read more...

Marvin Hare Recognized at Arkansas Waterfowler Hall of Fame

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Marvin Hare, a farmer from Newport, was recently awarded the Conservation Champion Award at the 2017 Waterfowler Hall of Fame Banquet. Marvin and his daughter Jennifer have both been recognized this year for their extraordinary conservation activities. Jennifer, who serves as a Board of Director to the Ag Council was named Conservationist of the Year by […] Read more...
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