Action Alerts

Governor Proclaims Farmer Day and Agriculture Week.

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, March 12th, Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed in the Capitol Rotunda before a large crowd of Arkansas farmers and agriculture industry leaders that the day of March 12, 2019, be considered Farmers Day and the week of March 10 through March 16 be Agriculture Week. The ceremony coincides with National AgWeek, which includes a […] Read more...

Governor Signs Highway Funding Measures

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, March 12th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson held a signing ceremony for two highway funding measures that reached his desk from the legislature. One measure (SB336), now Act 416, which allows for new highway funding revenues by including a new wholesale fuel tax on unleaded and diesel fuel, new registration fees for electric and […] Read more...

Plant Board Penalty Bill Now Act 423

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A bill to amend the penalty law for egregious violations related to dicamba and other auxin herbicides is now Act 423 since the Governor signed the measure into law. The bill allows for the Arkansas State Plant Board to assess fines of greater than $1,000 and up to $25,000 when they determine egregious violations of […] Read more...

Cotton Incorporated Has New Videos Marketing Cotton

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Cotton Incorporated, the promotion and marketing arm of the U.S. cotton industry, recently released a series of new video clips aimed at describing the many benefits of cotton for the various consumer markets. The videos focus on many topics that are front of mind for both consumers and those who make consumer products. More below: Read more...

President Trump Budget Proposal Guts Farm Bill Programs

Monday, March 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, March 11th, President Trump presented a budget proposal to Congress for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year, which begins October 1st. The presidential proposal, which typically does little to influence Congress, called for dramatic cuts to agriculture, including programs just recently enacted through the 2018 farm bill. President Trump proposed in his budget a […] Read more...
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