Action Alerts

Clean Line Energy Begins Surveys and Landowner Negotiations

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A recent email newsletter from Clean Line Energy Partners, the group looking to build a high-voltage direct current electricity transmission line from Oklahoma to Arkansas and Tennessee, stated that they’ve begun the process for negotiating easements in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Tennessee. The group has been conducting field surveys since May to gather additional information along […] Read more...

USDA Announces $49 Million for Conservation Effort

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced recently that USDA is awarding $44.6 million through its Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership to support 10 wetland enhancement projects on private and tribal agricultural lands in 12 States. Recipients for each project are providing more than $4.3 million in matching funds, bringing the total investment to approximately $49 million. In […] Read more...

Arkansas Counties Receive Disaster Declaration

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated seven counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds and lighting that occurred from March 8, 2016 and continuing. Farmers in these counties are eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency […] Read more...

Budget Surpluses Could Set Tone for Upcoming Legislative Session

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson celebrated the good news that the state budget was balanced and that it carried a $177 million surplus last fiscal year. While this is an enviable position to be in, especially for those states that are experiencing financial difficulties, it does not come without its problems or challenges. […] Read more...

USDA Approves 25,000 MT of Rice for Food Aid

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In some pleasant news to the rice industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it had approved the sale of 25,000 metric tons of long grain rice to the Ivory Coast as part of the Food For Progress Program (FFPr). The amount was significant to the rice industry, and it was widely […] Read more...
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