Action Alerts

Governor and Congressional Delegation Ask USDA for Help on Insurance Regulations

Monday, May 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Congressional Delegation both sent letters to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue making a request for a secretarial waiver to a new USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) rule related to “practical to replant” requirements. The current rule is likely to cause additional economic harm to producers […] Read more...

More Rain Hits Arkansas on Thursday

Friday, May 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information More heavy rains hit much of East Arkansas Thursday, causing harm for many producers already reeling from recent and ongoing floods. For those recently impacted by floods, the rains are likely to bring additional headaches and delays for clean up and planting.  Flash flooding occurred in places, and the rainfall is likely to impact some […] Read more...

Senate Approves Nominees for Trade Rep and FDA Administrator

Friday, May 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate this week approved the nominations for U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Robert Lighthizer begins work as U.S. Trade Representative and Scott Gottlieb as FDA Administrator.  Both are expected to be fast at work catching up on issues related to their respective agencies and in implementing policy on behalf […] Read more...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue Announces Plans to Reorganize the USDA

Friday, May 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, May 11th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced plans to make substantive changes to the structure of the USDA.  Changes include establishing a position of undersecretary for marketing and trade, bringing together the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management Agency (RMA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and making […] Read more...

Governor Announces Textile Mill for Forrest City

Thursday, May 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 10th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson made a significant news announcement related to jobs in East Arkansas.  The news surprised many when he made it known that a textile mill was on its way to Forrest City, Arkansas. The announcement noted that the new manufacturing facility would provide 800 jobs and would utilize […] Read more...
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