Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Industry Celebrates Rice Month with Proclamation and Hunger Gift

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information The Arkansas rice industry kicked off Arkansas Rice Month with a proclamation announcement by Governor Hutchinson at the State Capitol and followed that announcement up with a very generous gift of rice to combat hunger in Arkansas.  This has become an annual celebration of sorts for the rice industry of Arkansas as they look to […] Read more...

UofA Farm Bill Webinar Recording Online

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 7th, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture held a webinar on the upcoming farm bill with Mary Kay Thatcher of American Farm Bureau.  The recording is now available online for review. Webinar Video: Will it be a 2017 or 2018 Farm Bill? Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Article: http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/could-congress-pass-new-farm-bill-2017 Video: […] Read more...

Congress Approves Legislation for Continuing Resolution, Hurricane Relief, and Debt Ceiling

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Shortly after returning to Washington following the August recess and Labor Day, Congress quickly approved a compromise package of legislation that included a three month continuing resolution, disaster relief for hurricanes, and a debt ceiling increase that should fund the government through December 8th.  The measure was quickly adopted by the House and Senate and […] Read more...

Trump Announces Boozman Staffer to Lead Delta Regional Authority

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, President Trump announced that he will nominate Christopher Caldwell of Little Rock to serve as federal co-chairman of the Delta Regional Authority (DRA).  Caldwell currently serves as director of special projects for U.S. Senator John Boozman. Caldwell, if approved by the Senate, will succeed Chris Masingill, whose term concluded in July. More below: […] Read more...

Dicamba Debate Intensifies

Monday, September 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Arkansas and other states wrestle with what to do related to the development of policy related to dicamba technology, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is also seeking to determine what to do going forward in response to widespread off-target injury across the country.  In August, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson convened a “Dicamba Task […] Read more...
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