Action Alerts

Cotton Council Releases Planting Intentions Survey at Annual Meeting

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At the National Cotton Council (NCC) Annual Meeting held over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, planting intention survey results were announced by the Council. According to their estimates, Arkansas cotton acres will increase from the 2017 crop year. Nationally, the organization projects a slight increase as well combining for a total of 13 million […] Read more...

Fiscal Session Begins at State Capitol

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly kicked off the fiscal session on Monday. Governor Hutchinson addressed the legislature about his priorities for the session, and he indicated his desire for the legislative task force on tax reform find a path to deliver an top-end income tax reduction from 6.9% to 6%. In a television interview over the […] Read more...

Trump Unveils Infrastructure Plan

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump on Monday announced his plan to address infrastructure needs of the United States. He offered a legislative outline for providing new investments in infrastructure projects across the nation. His proposal includes an attempt to leverage federal dollars to attract state and local partners as well as private partners to co-invest in certain projects. […] Read more...

Cotton is Back in Title I of the Farm Bill

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton is now officially recognized as an eligible commodity under Title I of the 2014 Farm Bill. A budget and appropriation bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on February 9th, officially amended the 2014 Farm Bill to designate “seed cotton” as a covered commodity for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […] Read more...

Members of Congress Urge FDA Action on “Fake Rice”

Friday, February 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several rice state representatives led by Congressman Rick Crawford recently submitted a written letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging action to address a growing concern among the U.S. rice industry. The rice industry is frustrated and concerned with new food products utilizing the term rice to describe items that contain no actual […] Read more...
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