Action Alerts

State Legislative Task Force on Tax Policy to Meet May 22nd

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 22nd, the legislative task force (named Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force) will hold its first formal meeting at the State Capitol to begin its review the state’s tax code and consider making reforms existing tax policy. The group was mandated under a statute approved in the recent legislative session (Acts […] Read more...

May 15th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 15th, 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 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 95 percent of the rice crop is planted, 62 percent of soybeans are planted, 82 percent of sorghum is planted, 58 percent of […] Read more...

Governor and Congressional Delegation Ask USDA for Help on Insurance Regulations

Monday, May 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Congressional Delegation both sent letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue making a request for a secretarial waiver to a new USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) rule related to “practical to replant” requirements. The current rule is likely to cause additional economic harm to producers […] Read more...

More Rain Hits Arkansas on Thursday

Friday, May 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information More heavy rains hit much of East Arkansas Thursday, causing harm for many producers already reeling from recent and ongoing floods. For those recently impacted by floods, the rains are likely to bring additional headaches and delays for clean up and planting.  Flash flooding occurred in places, and the rainfall is likely to impact some […] Read more...

Senate Approves Nominees for Trade Rep and FDA Administrator

Friday, May 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate this week approved the nominations for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Robert Lighthizer begins work as U.S. Trade Representative and Scott Gottlieb as FDA Administrator.  Both are expected to be fast at work catching up on issues related to their respective agencies and in implementing policy on behalf […] Read more...
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