Action Alerts

Appropriations Measure Moving Through Congress

Friday, September 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A continuing resolution (CR) (H.R. 4378) to keep the federal government in operation through November 21 was approved by the U.S. House with a vote of 301-123, and it’s expected to be approved by the Senate and signed by President Trump prior to the end of the fiscal year October 1. The CR will provide […] Read more...

Stephens Group Purchases Equity Position in Delta Plastics

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 17th, it was announced that Little Rock based Stephens Investment Group had purchased a minority stake in the parent company of Little Rock based Delta Plastics, Revolution. Revolution is a closed loop plastic recycling company, and their primary product in Arkansas and the Mid-South region is poly-pipe for in-furrow agricultural irrigation, which […] Read more...

Plant Board Approves Proposed Dicamba Use Rules for 2020

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 17th, the Arkansas State Plant Board at its quarterly meeting approved new draft regulations on the use of dicamba herbicide products for the 2019 crop year. The proposed rules will allow for use of new formulations of dicamba from April 16th through May 25th with certain limitations related to buffers from sensitive […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Industry Makes Hunger Relief Donation

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 17th, the Arkansas Rice Federation and its partner members made a significant donation of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock as part of their celebration of rice month. The 141,000 lbs of rice donation was made by 7 Arkansas rice mills, and it’s expected to provide nearly 1.5 million […] Read more...

MFP Funding Part of Spending Debate

Monday, September 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee are debating whether and how to fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation as part of the fiscal year 2020 continuing resolution bill that would provide funds for ongoing government operations. The CCC funds have served as the source of funding for Trump administration […] Read more...
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