Action Alerts

New USDA Appointments Named to Fill Vacancies

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week a handful of top level appointments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) were named by the Trump Administration as they look to fill the executive positions at USDA. Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney is expected to become USDA’s first undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs and Sam Clovis is nominated to be undersecretary […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Announces $4.8 Million for Arkansas Wetland Restoration

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced plans to invest $4.8 million towards restoring more than 1,500 acres of wetlands as part of the Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative (MRBI).  The purpose of this project is to utilize the partnering strength of the Tri-state Conservation Coordination Committee (AR, MS, […] Read more...

China Signs Protocol for US Rice Imports

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 20, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever. This has been an ongoing discussion between the two nations for […] Read more...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Visits Arkansas Farmers

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 20, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited Little Rock to visit with the agriculture and forestry industries of Arkansas.  His primary objective was to kickstart the comment period of the rewrite of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and to outline his vision for the EPA and […] Read more...

Stratton Seed Gets State Approval for Solar Energy System

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Stratton Seed Company of Stuttgart announced this month that it had received approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) to move forward with a “net-metering” facility for solar power.  The company reportedly plans to build a 1-megawatt solar array capable of supplying power to all 11 of its facilities in Arkansas and Lonoke counties while […] Read more...
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