Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting February 19th

Friday, January 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Rice Federation announced that it would hold its annual meeting and trade show Monday, February 19th, in Jonesboro at the Arkansas State University (ASU) Convocation Center. The meeting will feature Governor Asa Hutchinson as its guest speaker. The meeting will also include discussions on voluntary smoke management guidelines being developed by industry to […] Read more...

Trump to Address American Farm Bureau

Friday, January 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump, along with Secretary Sonny Perdue, is scheduled to address American Farm Bureau Federation early next week at its annual convention in Nashville, TN. He’s expected to discuss his initiatives related to regulatory reform, tax policy, trade policy, and farm programs among other issues. He will address the group on Monday. More below: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-01-05/farmers-gave-trump-their-votes-now-they-re-looking-for-a-return […] Read more...

Fish and Wildlife Service Reestablishes Permits for Cormorants

Friday, January 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In welcome news to Arkansas’s aquaculture industry, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) has reestablished federal permits in Arkansas to allow for the taking of a limited number of double-crested cormorants. The FWS recently resumed issuing such permits to operators and employees of fish farms setting the total kill limit in Arkansas at about […] Read more...

Attorney General Sessions Releases Enforcement Memo on Marijuana

Friday, January 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued on Thursday, January 4th, a Department of Justice memorandum to U.S. Attorneys regarding policies of enforcement for federal laws related to marijuana. The memo encourages U.S. Attorneys to implement strict enforcement of violations of federal laws pertaining to criminal violations of federal laws pertaining to marijuana and rescinded […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Announces State Farm Service Agency Committee Appointees

Friday, January 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, January 4th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Announced State Farm Service Agency (FSA) Committee Appointments across the country. Ag Council of Arkansas board member Nathan Reed was included in the list for Arkansas along with Ron Chastain who previously held public service positions for the Farm Service Agency and Senator Boozman. In […] Read more...
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