Action Alerts

Simmons Bank to Hold Conference on Delta Economy May 19th

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 19th, Simmons Bank will hold its second annual Delta Conference in Pine Bluff.  The conference, titled, “The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters,” is designed to stimulate thought on how to improve the economy of East Arkansas.  The event features a variety of guest speakers who will discuss matters related to the region’s economy. […] Read more...

Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, April 7th, Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.  He was sworn into the seat on Monday. Justice Gorsuch fills the void left by Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away suddenly last year. He was confirmed by a vote of 54-45, and […] Read more...

Trump to Meet with Chinese President in Florida

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi this weekend at the President’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.  The meeting between the two will cover a wide range of very serious subject matters, including trade and specifically agriculture trade.  Many in agriculture are hopeful that the discussion will lead to positive action on […] Read more...

House Ag Committee Holds Series of Farm Bill Hearings

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has held a series of hearings over the last couple of weeks regarding the reauthorization of the 2014 farm bill.  The hearings covered most titles of the farm bill and were intended to help set the stage for the next farm bill.  The subcommittee hearings on Commodity and Risk Management […] Read more...

Crop Progress Continues in Arkansas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 30 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 9 percent of the rice crop is planted, 4 percent of soybeans were planted and 2 percent of sorghum.  They […] Read more...
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