Action Alerts

Wheeler Confirmed to Lead EPA

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, February 28th, the U.S. Senate confirmed Andrew Wheeler to serve as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has served as Acting Administrator for several months since previous Administrator Scott Pruitt stepped down from the post. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11951-senate-confirms-wheeler-as-epa-administrator Read more...

Plant Board Rules for Dicamba Set for 2019

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas General Assembly completed its review of the proposed regulations from the Arkansas State Plant Board regarding the use of dicamba in the 2019 crop year. The rules, which provide limited use, will be in effect for the 2019 season. A separate measure in the legislature could affect the penalties related to illegal use […] Read more...

Trump Indicates Trade Deal Likely

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 22nd, President Trump announced at an open meeting in the Oval Office that significant progress is underway and that prospects for a trade deal between the United States and China were looking positive. The Chinese had a high level trade delegation in Washington this week, and the leaders decided to extend their […] Read more...

Report Indicates Economic Impact of University of Arkansas

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, February 20th, the University of Arkansas announced that it had published a report it commissioned to determine the economic impact the University has on the economy of Arkansas. According to the report, in 2018 alone, the University had an impact in excess of $2.2 billion through operations, construction, technology transfer, student expenditures, and […] Read more...

New Rural Broadband Measure Approved by General Assembly

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On February 19th, the Arkansas General Assembly completed work on a bill to expand broadband services to underserved areas of the state when the House approved a Senate bill (SB150). This bill made government entities, including counties and municipalities, and their potential private partners eligible to provide broadband communications services to underserved areas if they […] Read more...
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