Action Alerts

Governor Signs Seed Standardization Bill into Law

Friday, February 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 10th, Governor Asa Hutchinson signed into law HB1206, the Uniform Seed Standardization Act, which now serves as Act 156 of the 91st General Assembly. The measure, led by Representative David Hillman and supported by other leaders and members of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees, would clarify that regulations pertaining to seeds are […] Read more...

Governor Signs His Tax Cut Packages

Friday, February 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was successful in working with the members of the Arkansas General Assembly to accomplish his primary tax initiatives and goals for the legislative session. The latest round of tax cuts complimented other tax cuts enacted in 2015, and they focus on providing relief to low-income Arkansans and military veterans. The Governor […] Read more...

Senate Approves Pruitt to be EPA Administrator

Friday, February 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 17th, the U.S. Senate approved Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with a vote of 52-46. The process for approving nominees has been slow for the new administration, and the president is still awaiting several nominees, including Sonny Perdue to be Agriculture Secretary. Every nominee must […] Read more...

ANRC Makes Push for Flow Meters

Friday, February 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) is looking to better market an incentive program that offers a cost share for the installation of flow meters on agricultural irrigation wells. Under the program, the ANRC will reimburse producers for the purchase and installation of flowmeters on Mississippi River Valley alluvial aquifer wells in a Critical Groundwater Area at 50% […] Read more...

Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee to Have Hearings in March

Thursday, February 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump’s nominee for supreme court, Judge Neil Gorsuch, will have his Senate confirmation hearings beginning on March 20th. Gorsuch, who currently serves as a federal judge on the 10th circuit court of appeals in Colorado, was announced as the president’s nominee on January 31. He will fill the vacancy left by Justice Antonin Scalia […] Read more...
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