Action Alerts

Boozman Calls on USTR to Push Rice with U.K.

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. Senator John Boozman recently sent a letter with several Senate colleagues to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer highlighting the need and importance of increasing rice exports to the United Kingdom (U.K.) in any post-Brexit trade deal between the U.S. and the U.K. With the U.K. officially moving forward with its exit from the European […] Read more...

New Director Named for Arkansas Waterways Commission

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Waterways Commission has appointed a new Executive Director in Cassandra Caldwell of Oklahoma. The Arkansas Waterways Commission is the sole state agency responsible for developing, promoting and protecting waterborne transportation in Arkansas. The Commission also promotes economic development for ports on the five commercially navigable rivers of the state: The Arkansas, Mississippi, Ouachita, […] Read more...

Trillion Trees Bill Introduced by Westerman

Thursday, February 13th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Congressman Bruce Westerman introduced a new bill (H.R. 5859), known as The Trillion Tree Act, which is intended to encourage the planting of trees as a means to sequester greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. The legislation plans for the planting of 1 trillion trees globally by 2050 and new incentives for the use of […] Read more...

FDA Approves Arkansas-made Peanut Allergy Product

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved a pharmaceutical product developed in Arkansas to help children overcome peanut allergies. The product, known as Palforzia, was developed by the Arkansas Children’s Research Institute in Little Rock. The Institute is a collaborative effort between Arkansas Children’s Hospital and University of Arkansas Medical Sciences (UAMS). Palforzia […] Read more...

ASU Offering Accelerator Program for Small Businesses

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas State University (ASU) will host a business accelerator program beginning in May to assist up to 30 small businesses from Northeast Arkansas. The Smart Growth accelerator program, which is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an initiative to provide assistance in guiding area small businesses towards development and growth. The […] Read more...
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