Action Alerts

Governor Announces Innovation Council

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced the formation of a new Arkansas Innovation Council (AIC) to bring together business leaders throughout the state to support the further development and growth of knowledge based businesses and jobs in Arkansas. The group will assemble and conduct its first meeting February 19th in Little Rock at the Robinson […] Read more...

Walmart Foundation Makes $1 Million Contribution to Rice Stewardship Partnership

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts USA Rice Federation announced a significant addition to the ongoing rice stewardship partnership, a Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) led by primary sponsors of USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited. The primary focus of the partnership is on advancing irrigation water management and improving wildlife habitat. The total amount granted to the partnership is $1 million […] Read more...

Cotton Council Annual Meeting Held in San Antonio

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Cotton Council (NCC) held its Annual Meeting in San Antonio February 8-10, which offered the organization the opportunity to update policy, elect new leaders, and conduct other business for the Council. Mike Tate, a cotton producer from Alabama, was elected to serve as the NCC Chairman for 2019. For the producer segment, Texas […] Read more...

Congress Seeks to Avoid Another Shutdown with Bipartisan Deal

Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, February 11th, leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees announced that they had reached a deal in principle to continue funding the government, thus avoiding another shutdown if the agreement is passed. Congress has until February 15th to hash out a deal, and the key differences in need of resolution surround funding […] Read more...

AEDC Designates Jonesboro as Competitive Community

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and local officials recently announced that Jonesboro completed the Competitive Communities Initiative (CCI) evaluation that aims to ensure the city’s preparedness to successfully compete for jobs and investments. The program is designed to identify ways a community can be more competitive with regard to their economic development organizational structure, […] Read more...
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