Action Alerts

Crawford’s New Cuba Trade Bill Aims Offers Compromise

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford, a longstanding champion for agricultural trade with Cuba, recently announced plans to introduce a new compromise bill aimed at opening up agricultural trade with Cuba. The draft bill, which has not been formally introduced yet, seeks to remove existing barriers for credit financed trade deals between the U.S. and Cuba as […] Read more...

Crop Progress Report for June 5th

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 5, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 15 percent silked, 100 percent of the rice crop is planted with 99 percent emerged, 85 percent of soybeans are planted […] Read more...

Boozman Designates Highway 67 as Future Interstate 57

Monday, June 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman included legislative language in the fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill that would designate U.S. Highway 67 as future Interstate 57 or I-57.  This designation covers the area from Little Rock to Walnut Ridge in Northeast Arkansas.  The designation is aimed at helping to stimulate investment in the infrastructure and to […] Read more...

Secretarial Designation Made for Arkansas Counties

Monday, June 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 24th, U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, declared twenty-three counties in Arkansas as disaster areas by the U.S. Department of of Agriculture.  The designation makes growers and other property owners in those counties eligible to apply for emergency loans through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency. The designation follows requests from Governor Hutchinson and […] Read more...

House and Senate Bills Aim to Start Cuba Trade, but Trump Position Unknown

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Legislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate aim to expand U.S. trade and other travel and commercial opportunities in Cuba, but it’s not clear where President Trump is in relation to U.S. policy towards Cuba. President Trump is expected to make an announcement in mid-June to make more clear what his position […] Read more...
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