Action Alerts

General Assembly Approves Resolution to Clarify Definition of Rice

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 19th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson signed a legislative resolution from the Arkansas General Assembly approved in the recent special legislative session that was intended to call out food makers who’ve misused the term ‘rice’ for food products that do not include actual rice grain. Such products include cauliflower and other vegetables and non-rice […] Read more...

Dr. Bob Scott to Head Stuttgart Rice Station

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Bob Scott, extension weed scientist since 2002, will become director of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture’s Rice Research and Extension Center near Stuttgart on April 1. Scott has worked in weed science for 20 years, including the last 16 with the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service. Before joining the Division of Agriculture, Scott […] Read more...

Arkansas House and Senate Elect New Leadership

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly recently elected new leadership for both the House and the Senate in advance of the 2019 legislative session, which will commence in January.  The Arkansas House elected Representative Matthew Shepherd (R-El Dorado) as the Speaker-designate of the House of Representatives while the Arkansas Senate elected Senator Jim Hendren (R-Gravette) to serve as Senate […] Read more...

Governor Announces Goals for Reducing State Government

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 15th, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced plans to transform state government by consolidating state agencies to reduce by 50 percent the number of cabinet-level agencies in state government. Currently, 42 cabinet-level agencies report directly to the Governor.  The plan is to reduce that number to fewer than 20 to better serve the people of Arkansas […] Read more...

Arkansas Legislative Committee Examines Sales Tax Exemptions

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly’s Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force held another meeting on March 19th and 20th to further examine specifics of the state’s tax code, this time as it relates to sales and use tax exemptions. This list includes many that directly impact agriculture. If any of these exemptions were to be […] Read more...
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