Action Alerts

March Freeze May Impact Wheat Crop

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An extended freeze period in mid-March may have caused crop damage to Arkansas’s wheat crop in areas that experienced persistent low temperatures. According to the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service, most of the damage is isolated to areas in Northeast Arkansas. Jason Kelly of the Extension Service underscored in a […] Read more...

Trump Budget Cuts Farm and Rural Funds

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 16th, President Donald Trump released his first budget proposal for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year, which will begin October 1. The budget document is non-binding and must be approved by congress before it can take effect. The document does not contain significant details but did outline some specifics on discretionary budget cuts, including […] Read more...

Perdue Gets Senate Confirmation Hearing

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 23rd, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its confirmation hearing for the nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue of Georgia. By all accounts, he past that test and impressed members of the committee from both sides of the aisle. His nomination is expected to clear the committee in the near future and it […] Read more...

Stage Set for General Assembly’s Final Weeks

Friday, March 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly is one step closer to completing its legislative session as bill filing deadline closed on Monday, March 6th. Over 2,000 bills have been filed in the House and Senate, and the session will pick up steam in the final weeks as they look to tend to all the measures, old and […] Read more...

Arkansas Delegation Restarts Effort to Re-Examine Clean Line Project

Friday, March 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, members of Arkansas’s Congressional delegation sent a letter to newly appointed U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry urging him to review the Clean Line energy transmission project and consider allowing impacted states to determine the need for such projects. The transmission line would deliver wind sourced energy from Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas to points […] Read more...
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