Action Alerts

House Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Rural Economy

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 17th, the U.S. House of Representatives held a House Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of the rural economy. The hearing featured U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. The hearing addressed a wide array of issues including commodity and insurance programs, conservation programs, rural development initiatives, trade and plans to […] Read more...

Arkansas State University Names New Chancellor

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas State University announced on May 17th that it had selected a new chancellor to lead the university. Kelly Damphousse will serve as chancellor and officially begin his duties on July 1st when he succeeds interim chancellor Doug Whitlock. Damphousse was previously the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of […] Read more...

Governor Makes His Re-election Bid Official

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on May 16th that he was running for a second term as governor. The announcement was not a surprise to anyone as he has already held campaign fundraisers and spoken of future plans for the state. In announcing his re-election bid, the Governor said, “we want to concentrate on efficiencies […] Read more...

Perdue Releases Video Summarizing His First Month as Secretary of Agriculture

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After being confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture on April 24th, Secretary Sonny Perdue has been busy traveling the country and working to make administrative and structural changes at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA composed a video (below) that highlights the first month for our new Secretary. Read more...

Ag Council Held Spring Meeting in Forrest City

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas held its 2017 Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Forrest City on May 12th. The event, which was attended by Ag Council Board of Directors and other members as well as invited guests, included informative presentations on issues facing the row crop industry in Arkansas. Ag Council Executive Vice President […] Read more...
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