Action Alerts

USA Rice Receives Trade Promotion Funds

Monday, November 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts USA Rice Awarded $4.5M for 2020 International Promotion Activities   By Sarah Moran WASHINGTON, DC — USA Rice has been awarded $4,511,326 in Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development (FMD) funding from USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) to continue marketing and promoting U.S. rice in more than 20 countries worldwide.  These funds are in addition to […] Read more...

Second Round of MFP Payments on Way

Monday, November 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A second tranche of Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments are heading to farmers soon according to USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. The payments will amount to 25% of the total 2019 MFP payment. Potential for a third and final tranche of payments for the remaining 25% is possible early next year if conditions do not improve. More […] Read more...

5 Arkansans to Participate in Delta Leadership Institute

Monday, November 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced that 5 Arkansans will take part in the 2020 Delta Leadership Institute (DLI), a 10 month Executive Academy to help further skills in community leadership, policy development, and regional collaboration to drive economic growth across the Mississippi River Delta and Alabama Black Belt regions. Arkansas’s 2019 – 2020 Delta […] Read more...

Governor Makes Issue 1 Top Priority for 2020 Election

Monday, November 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson made it known that he supports the ballot initiative to extend the 1/2 cent sales tax for highways. The measure, which was referred to voters by the Arkansas legislature, will be on the ballot in November of 2020. The extension of the sales tax will provide key funding for highways, county […] Read more...

Congress Takes Aim at Short-term Continuing Resolution

Friday, November 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts With a looming deadline of November 21st, Congress is in search of a bipartisan budget deal to prevent a government shutdown. Indications from Washington are that an agreement on the horizon that will provide for another short-term funding extension through some time in December. More below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2019/11/12/congress-prepares-avert-shutdown-nov-with-another-short-term-spending-bill/ https://www.politico.com/newsletters/morning-defense/2019/11/15/top-negotiators-close-to-striking-budget-deal-782430 Read more...
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