Action Alerts

House Ag Committee Chairman Now Lead on Intelligence Committee Investigation

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information House Agriculture Committee Chairman, Michael Conaway (R-TX) recently made news unrelated to agriculture when he was named as the new principal of the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election.  Conaway takes over for House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunez, R- Calif., who recently recused himself in light of an House […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Update

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As rice planting hits full swing, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Specialist Jarrod Hardke posted a new Rice Update to the Arkansas-Crops blog.  The update offers relevant information for rice farmers, including information on markets, varieties planted, and diseases and pests that may be relevant. In his latest update, he forecasts that long grain acres […] Read more...

Simmons Bank to Hold Conference on Delta Economy May 19th

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 19th, Simmons Bank will hold its second annual Delta Conference in Pine Bluff.  The conference, titled, “The Arkansas Delta: Why It Still Matters,” is designed to stimulate thought on how to improve the economy of East Arkansas.  The event features a variety of guest speakers who will discuss matters related to the region’s economy. […] Read more...

Gorsuch Confirmed to Supreme Court

Monday, April 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, April 7th, Judge Neil Gorsuch was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States.  He was sworn into the seat on Monday. Justice Gorsuch fills the void left by Justice Antonin Scalia who passed away suddenly last year. He was confirmed by a vote of 54-45, and […] Read more...

Trump to Meet with Chinese President in Florida

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi this weekend at the President’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.  The meeting between the two will cover a wide range of very serious subject matters, including trade and specifically agriculture trade.  Many in agriculture are hopeful that the discussion will lead to positive action on […] Read more...
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