Action Alerts

New Initiative Hopes to Pair National Guard & Veterans to Work on Farms

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts A new initiative led by Congressman Rick Crawford called “FarmCorps” aims to connect National Guard and Reserve Military Service Members and Veterans to work on farms is underway in an effort to meet labor shortages in agriculture. Such labor shortages are expected in the coming months due to challenges in accessing H-2A labor, potential infections, […] Read more...

April 6th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 6th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, April 6th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. Saturated soils continue to delay planting, but some corn and rice are now being planted. More below: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Arkansas/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2020/arcw040620.pdf Read more...

CDC Recommends Use of Face Masks

Monday, April 6th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is now recommending greater use of face masks among the public to limit the ongoing spread of the COVID-19 virus. The new recommendation is in addition to previous recommendations related to isolating, maintaining social distancing, frequent washing of hands, frequent disinfecting of common use items, and more. More […] Read more...

Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Resources for Businesses

Monday, April 6th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce is providing Arkansas businesses with federal and state information related to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The information is useful for employers and managers of businesses throughout Arkansas. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has issued new guides below to the aid and programs being made available to assist businesses during the ongoing […] Read more...

UofA System’s Division of Agriculture Publishes Economic Impact Report Related to COVID-19

Monday, April 6th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts While the full impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic remain uncertain and far from determined, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture has included economic impact report in their many COVID-19 resource bank located HERE. The report highlights the most recent information of the effect of the virus and related government policies on each […] Read more...
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