Action Alerts

Rural Groups Pushback on Perdue Proposal to Eliminate Undersecretary for Rural Development

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several rural advocacy groups recently joined together to oppose the recent reorganization plan proposed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. Their main concern was related to the proposal to eliminate the position of undersecretary of rural development and place the responsibility of rural development in the office of the secretary. The groups […] Read more...

Perdue Expected to Fill USDA Posts Quickly

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue is expected to soon release his nominations to serve in various posts at the Department of Agriculture. There are several posts that are currently unfilled, including the deputy secretary positions at the various agencies of the department. In all, there are 13 positions that will require Senate […] Read more...

State Legislative Task Force on Tax Policy to Meet May 22nd

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 22nd, the legislative task force (named Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force) will hold its first formal meeting at the State Capitol to begin its review the state’s tax code and consider making reforms existing tax policy. The group was mandated under a statute approved in the recent legislative session (Acts […] Read more...

May 15th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 15th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 95 percent of the rice crop is planted, 62 percent of soybeans are planted, 82 percent of sorghum is planted, 58 percent of […] Read more...

Governor and Congressional Delegation Ask USDA for Help on Insurance Regulations

Monday, May 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Congressional Delegation both sent letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue making a request for a secretarial waiver to a new USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) rule related to “practical to replant” requirements. The current rule is likely to cause additional economic harm to producers […] Read more...
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