Action Alerts

Requests for Federal Disaster Declarations Submitted by Governor and Delegation

Thursday, May 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Arkansas continues to deal with Mother Nature’s wrath, especially in the Arkansas River Valley which is experiencing unprecedented flooding, Governor Asa Hutchinson and members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation have submitted letters to President Trump requesting federal disaster declarations for the State. Such a declaration is important in providing federal assistance through FEMA, USDA, […] Read more...

Arkansas River Breaking Flood Records

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas River is currently experiencing its greatest flood since the development of the Arkansas River Navigation and Flood Control System, and in some cases, even recorded history prior to the development of the current system. The river levels are scheduled to continue to rise in the coming days as the flood moves downstream, and […] Read more...

Congressional Disaster Aid Blocked by Lone House Member

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A bipartisan supplemental disaster aid bill was blocked by a lone member of the U.S. House on Friday, May 24th. The measure, which provides disaster assistance for farmers dealing with damage and losses from hurricanes, floods, tornadoes and other weather issues, was blocked from being unanimously approved by a single member of the U.S. House […] Read more...

Trump Announces Trade Assistance Funds for Farmers

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, May 23rd, President Donald Trump with U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced at the White House that American farmers would receive financial assistance to help cope with the ongoing trade dispute with China, which has escalated in recent weeks with new tariff increases. The plan to assist farmers is reported […] Read more...

Senate Disaster Assistance Appropriation Bill Introduced

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts As the House and Senate continue to work on legislation to provide disaster assistance for a variety of recent natural disasters throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico in recent years, a new plan was introduced on May 23rd in the Senate Appropriations Committee. The plan is said to have bipartisan support and the support of […] Read more...
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