Action Alerts

Budget Deal Reached Among White House and Congressional Leaders

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, Congressional leaders and the White House indicated that they have reached a bipartisan, bicameral deal on the debt ceiling and spending levels for the next two fiscal years, which begin October 1. The deal will have to be approved by the House and Senate before Congress can implement appropriation measures for the funding […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Names Broadband Manager for State

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 23, 2019 Governor Hutchinson Announces Nathan Smith as Broadband Manager for the Arkansas State Broadband OfficeLITTLE ROCK  – Governor Asa Hutchinson and Commerce Secretary Mike Preston today announced Nathan Smith, Ph.D., as the state’s first Broadband Manager. The position, which was amended by Act 792 of 2019, will lead the Governor’s efforts to deploy high-speed broadband to […] Read more...

Details on Market Facilitation Program Expected This Week

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is expected to release more details on the trade mitigation assistance to farmers under the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) later this week. The MFP program provides direct financial assistance to farmers negatively impacted by ongoing trade disputes with key export markets. The program is expected to be somewhat similar […] Read more...

China Makes First Official Purchase of U.S. Rice

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Earlier this month, history was made when a California company reached a deal to make the first-ever sale of U.S. rice to buyers in China. The order consisted of 40 metric tons of medium grain rice. The deal comes roughly seven months since China officially opened its market to U.S. rice. The U.S. rice industry […] Read more...

Arkansas Government Transformation Underway

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts This month, Arkansas state government began work towards implementing a government wide reorganization plan approved by the legislature and Governor Hutchinson. The plan, which consolidated several state agencies into 15 cabinet departments with Secretaries heading each department, includes the consolidation of agencies at the Department of Agriculture, which also inherited the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. […] Read more...
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