Action Alerts

Dr. Hal Lewis Inducted into Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Hal Lewis was inducted into the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame at the joint Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated Board of Directors Meeting on December 5. The program, now in its fourth year, recognizes U.S. cotton industry leaders that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general.   Dr. Lewis has many […] Read more...

Medical Marijuana Cultivators Soon to be Picked

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission recently stated that it will announce on February 27th the highest-scoring bids among those seeking to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state. The five-member commission received 95 applications for the cultivator licenses and can only grant five of such licenses.  The commission received 227 applications for […] Read more...

Congressional Leaders Look to Short-Term Spending Bill

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congressional leaders are planning to address an impending deadline for government spending with a short-term bill continuing government spending until at least December 22nd.  They have until Friday to approve such legislation. It appears they will defer longer term spending options for the 2018 fiscal year for a little while longer at least. One key […] Read more...

Senate Approves Tax Reform Measure

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Saturday, December 2, the U.S. Senate approved its own version of tax reform with a vote of 51-49.  The Senate version has several similarities with the tax reform bill already passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, but it contains some specific differences. The two bodies will negotiate their differences in a Conference Committee […] Read more...

Public Service Commission Hears Public Comment on Net Metering Rules

Friday, December 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) heard public comment on November 30th on a potential rule for how utility companies compensate individuals and businesses who provide surplus power to the electric grid from sources like solar.  The issue has gained interest in agriculture as farms and other agriculture businesses have adopted more solar power systems […] Read more...
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