Action Alerts

USDA Appoints State Leaders for FSA and Rural Development

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 3, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced appointments for state directorships over Rural Development and the Farm Service Agency (FSA).  For Arkansas, David Curtis of Salem will serve as FSA State Director and David Branscum of Marshall will serve as Rural Development Director. David Curtis has worked the past 34 […] Read more...

Federal Tax Reform Bill Introduced and Advanced in House

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The long-awaited bill to reform U.S. tax code was formally introduced and considered in the House Ways and Means Committee beginning November 6th.  The action marks the first steps for the legislation in working its way through the U.S. House and Senate.  The legislation, which will proceed through specific reconciliation rules that will expedite the […] Read more...

Dr. Nathan Childs’ October Presentation on Rice Market

Friday, November 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Nathan Childs of the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture held a webinar on October 26, covering the world rice market.  The webinar was comprehensive in addressing various economic factors affecting the rice market.  The webinar and the slides presented by Dr. Childs are available below. Presentation information: 10.26.17 Final Rice Outlook Childs […] Read more...

Plant Board to Hold Public Hearing on Dicamba Regulations November 8th

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 8th, the Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a public hearing its proposed rule to impose an April 15th cut-off date for use of dicamba in crop production. The public hearing will take place at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock beginning at 9am. At this public hearing they will receive […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson to Visit China to Explore Opportunity for Arkansas

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Governor Asa Hutchinson departs November 1st for a five-day tour of China and Japan to explore opportunities for Arkansas in the way of direct foreign investments in Arkansas and export opportunities for Arkansas goods and services. This trip represents the third time he’s traveled to China since in office. Previous trips have yielded large manufacturing […] Read more...
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