Action Alerts

Congress Enters Final Days of Lame Duck

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congress is now finalizing work of the 114th Congress and planning for the 115th Congress to begin early next year.  The number one task at hand is completing work on fiscal year 2017 spending, which is expected to come in the form of a short term continuing resolution appropriation measure that will keep spending levels […] Read more...

State Revenue Collections Short of Estimates

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As the Arkansas General Assembly prepares for a new legislative session that is likely to consider additional income tax cuts for individuals and businesses, the challenge of affording such tax cuts increased with a recent report from the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DF&A).  The DF&A projected November’s revenue collections for Arkansas to be […] Read more...

USDA Shows Further Declines in Ag Economy

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently issued a report stating that the already grim financial picture for agriculture was worsening. The Economic Research Service (ERS) predicted in its November report that further declines in farm income would carry on for a third consecutive year.  The more recent declines are primarily attributable to the animal agriculture sector which […] Read more...

Heritage Foundation, Environmental Working Group Speak Farm Bill

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 30th, representatives from the Heritage Foundation, Environmental Working Group (EWG), and National Council of Farmers Cooperatives (NCFC), each participated in a Farm Foundation forum which discussed the upcoming farm bill.  Most of the discussion focused on the priorities of each organization and attempted to determine how President-elect Donald Trump would approach farm […] Read more...

Governor Receives Efficiency Report from Policy Foundation

Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Policy Foundation on Tuesday delivered its efficiency project report to Governor Asa Hutchinson.  The report was developed for Governor Hutchinson in an effort to do a statewide review of government agencies to determine efficiencies related to utilization of taxpayer dollars and public services provided to citizens.  The report offered recommendations related to each […] Read more...
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