Action Alerts

ASU to Host Innovation Bootcamp for AgTech/Food Start Ups

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information NEWS RELEASE (May 20, 2019) Applications Open for SBA Innovation Bootcamp for Food and AgTech StartupsApplications Due June 28JONESBORO, Ark. (May 20, 2019) — AgLaunch is partnering with the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Arkansas State University to host a week-long agri-tech bootcamp to support agriculture startup teams as part of its Small Business Administration’s Rural Innovation […] Read more...

Cotton Foundation Accepting Applications for Annual Producer Information Exchange Tour

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Cotton Foundation is seeking applicants for its annual Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program, which is sponsored by Bayer. The Ag Council of Arkansas is able to select two participants for this year’s program, who will accompany several other Mid-South and Western growers to North Carolina and Virginia during the week of August 11. The […] Read more...

Trump Offers Immigration Plan

Friday, May 17th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, May 16th, President Trump announced a new immigration plan for the United States. The plan would require legislative action, which would likely require the proposal to be amended to incorporate broader immigration interests from Congress. More below: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/16/politics/donald-trump-immigration-plan-announcement/index.html https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-immigration-trump-idUSKCN1SN1KO https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/remarks-president-trump-modernizing-immigration-system-stronger-america/ Read more...

USDA NRCS Seeks Proposals for Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership

Friday, May 17th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking proposals for the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), which are designed to provide wetland habitat restoration on agricultural lands. Proposals are due by June 14, 2019. More below: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1459830 Please contact Randy Childress, Assistant State Conservationist- Easements and Watersheds (501-301-3131) with any […] Read more...

Governor Announces State Broadband Plan

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 15, 2019 Governor Hutchinson Releases Arkansas State Broadband Plan, Goal for Rural Connectivity in Four Years25 Mbps/3 Mbps broadband to all population centers over 500 by 2022 LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the Arkansas State Broadband Plan, which sets a goal to deploy high-speed broadband to all Arkansas communities with more […] Read more...
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