Action Alerts

Governor’s Levee Task Force Issues Report

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, January 7th, the Arkansas Levee Task Force issued its final report and recommendations to Governor Hutchinson. The Task Force was established by Governor Hutchinson following record flooding of the Arkansas River in 2019. They were tasked with developing policy recommendations for improving the management and condition of Arkansas’s flood control infrastructure. The Task […] Read more...

CoBank Report Projects 2020 Prospects

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts A new report recently released from CoBank takes a look at the economic prospects for the agriculture industry in 2020. The report highlights potential strengths and weaknesses for the ag economy this year while considering how changes to variables such as trade and government policy could impact the marketplace. More below: https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-operations/cobank-report-farmers-resilient-amid-global-challenges https://www.cobank.com/knowledge-exchange/general/the-year-ahead-2020 2020 REPORT Read more...

Arkansas State Agribusiness Conference Set for February 12th

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas State University will host the 2020 Agribusiness Conference February 12th. The conference features a variety of guest speakers and covering a variety of subjects including agricultural legal issues, trade and farm policy, and the agricultural credit and commodity markets. More information on the conference and how to register below: https://www.astate.edu/college/agriculture-and-technology/outreach-programs/agribusiness/index.dot REGISTER FOR CONFERENCE CONFERENCE […] Read more...

Plant Board Seeks Supreme Court Decision on Constitutionality Question

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On December 30th, the Arkansas State Plant Board voted 13-0 to seek an appeal to the Supreme Court to determine the constitutionality of the make up of the Plant Board. The vote triggered a request of the Arkansas Attorney General to appeal a ruling by Pulaski County Circuit Judge Chris Piazza who declared 9 Plant […] Read more...

Governor Makes Appointments to Ag Related Boards

Thursday, January 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On January 1, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced appointments to several statewide boards and commissions, including agricultural related boards. More below: https://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/129493/asa-hutchinson-makes-appointments-to-boards-commission List of agriculture related appointments: Rob Campbell, Witts Springs, to the State Plant Board. Appointment expires March 17, 2021. Reappointment. Bruce Alford, Lewisville, to the State Plant Board. Appointment expires March 17, 2021. Reappointment. […] Read more...
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