Action Alerts

Secretarial Designation Made for Arkansas Counties

Monday, June 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 24th, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, declared twenty-three counties in Arkansas as disaster areas by the U.S. Department of of Agriculture.  The designation makes growers and other property owners in those counties eligible to apply for emergency loans through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. The designation follows requests from Governor Hutchinson and […] Read more...

House and Senate Bills Aim to Start Cuba Trade, but Trump Position Unknown

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate aim to expand U.S. trade and other travel and commercial opportunities in Cuba, but it’s not clear where President Trump is in relation to U.S. policy towards Cuba. President Trump is expected to make an announcement in mid-June to make more clear what his position […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Encourages Comments from Arkansans on WOTUS

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In an email from Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, Wes Ward, a request was made for Arkansans to provide public comment to the Governor that could be included delivered to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the agency renews its process for writing regulations that would define Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) for purposes of […] Read more...

President Trump Withdraws U.S. From International Accord on Climate Policy

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 1, President Trump announced that he would withdraw the United States from the so-called Paris Accord on Climate. President Trump, in an announcement at the White House, stated that the agreement was insufficient, unfair to the U.S. economy, and harmful to American workers. He indicated a willingness to renegotiate an agreement provided it […] Read more...

House Approves Bill to Relax EPA Regulatory Requirements on Crop Protection

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 24, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 256–165 to approve the Reducing Regulatory Burdens Act of 2017 (H.R. 953), which would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) or a state from requiring a Clean Water Act (CWA) national pollutant discharge elimination system (NPDES) permit for the application of a pesticide into a water […] Read more...
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