Action Alerts

Congress Challenges USDA Plans to Relocate

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Plans announced by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to relocate certain staff from Washington, D.C., to locations outside of the capital region are currently being challenged by Congress as the House appropriation measure to fund the USDA for fiscal year 2020 would prohibit use of funds for relocation efforts. Secretary Perdue is expected to […] Read more...

USDA Says $16 Billion Aid Package Ready for Farmers

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, May 23rd, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue made it known that the department had prepared a $16 billion aid package to assist farmers negatively affected by ongoing trade disputes. The Secretary is scheduled to meet with President Trump who will hold a press conference at 3:15 pm est. Details of […] Read more...

Arkansas River Valley Set to Receive Significant Floods

Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas River Valley region of Arkansas is anticipating historic flooding in the coming days as record snow melt from the Rocky Mountain region and record rainfall in Oklahoma and throughout other Arkansas River tributary areas in the Midwest. The National Weather Service is expecting this flood to exceed levels experienced in 1990 during the […] Read more...

Governor Names Cabinet Secretaries and Sets Salaries

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 22nd, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the names of individuals he would appoint to serve as Cabinet level Secretaries to his administration under the new transformation structure of state government. Current Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward will continue to serve in that role for what will be known as the Department of Agriculture. […] Read more...

Infrastructure Talks Melt Down in Washington

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 22nd, a second meeting between President Trump and Congressional Democrats on infrastructure reportedly turned sour quickly when the discussion deviated from infrastructure to investigations. President Trump indicated in a White House Rose Garden press conference following the meeting that he would not work with Democrats until they agreed to discontinue investigations related […] Read more...
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