Action Alerts

Federal Disaster Declarations Granted for River Valley Region

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump granted federal disaster declaration for several Arkansas counties affected by recent floods caused by the Arkansas River, which experienced major flooding from Oklahoma to Mississippi. Governor Hutchinson and the Arkansas congressional delegation made requests for the designations, which will make Arkansas eligible for a range of federal disaster assistance programs. Most of the […] Read more...

U.S. Ag Groups Push for USMCA

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 11th, a letter from almost 1,000 agricultural associations and companies submitted a joint letter to Congress urging consideration and approval of the USMCA trade agreement, which is a replacement agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Ag Council of Arkansas was a […] Read more...

Trump Issues Executive Order on Regulatory Framework for Biotech

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 11th, President Trump issued an Executive Order related to priorities for regulations relating to research, development and commercialization of biotechnology products, particularly those in agriculture. The goal of the action is to direct regulatory agencies of the Trump administration to reduce red tape and expedite the consideration of research, development and commercialization […] Read more...

Arkansas Revenues Continue to Exceed Estimates

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The State of Arkansas continues to show signs of a strong economy as revenues continue to grow year over year and exceed estimates. Arkansas closed out its second to last month of the fiscal year, which ends June 30, with $5.269 billion collected fiscal year to date, up 4.2% compared with the same cycle in […] Read more...

Senate EPW Committee Looks at WOTUS Rule in Hearing

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, June 12th at 9:00am CST, the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee will hold a hearing to examine the status of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, which is currently in the process of being redeveloped by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. More […] Read more...
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