Action Alerts

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...

Governor Announces Goals for Reducing State Government

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 15th, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced plans to transform state government by consolidating state agencies to reduce by 50 percent the number of cabinet-level agencies in state government. Currently, 42 cabinet-level agencies report directly to the Governor.  The plan is to reduce that number to fewer than 20 to better serve the people of Arkansas […] Read more...

Arkansas Legislative Committee Examines Sales Tax Exemptions

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly’s Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force held another meeting on March 19th and 20th to further examine specifics of the state’s tax code, this time as it relates to sales and use tax exemptions. This list includes many that directly impact agriculture. If any of these exemptions were to be […] Read more...

UofA Highlights Soil Test Lab in New Video

Monday, March 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas (UofA) System’s Division of Agriculture manages a soil test laboratory in Marianna, Arkansas, that offers free soil testing for individuals and farmers seeking to better understand their soil and its needs for fertility management. The lab is funded by a fertilizer tax that was instituted by the general assembly in 1945. […] Read more...

Governor Makes Disaster Declaration for Arkansas Counties Impacted by Flood and Tornadoes

Friday, March 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 9, 2018   Governor Hutchinson Declares 14 Counties Disaster Areas   LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson has issued disaster declarations for 14 counties following severe storms, flooding, and tornadoes that began February 20, 2018, causing great damage to private property and public facilities.    “Today, I have issued a disaster […] Read more...
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