Action Alerts

Arkansas NRCS Releases Newsletter

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released a new quarterly newsletter on September 30th.  The newsletter, which is led by Arkansas Chief Conservationist Mike Sullivan, provides the latest news and information updates from the USDA NRCS state offices in Little Rock. The full newsletter can be viewed below: Arkansas Conservation […] Read more...

Crawford Introduces Ag Disaster Savings Account Legislation

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 28th, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford introduced legislation known as the FRAME Act, or Farm Risk Abatement and Mitigation Election Act, that would provide preferential tax treatment for farmers who save capital for purposes of covering losses in a times of disaster.  The concept is meant to supplement any additional safety nets that farmers may […] Read more...

House Advances Water Resources Bill

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a two year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill that would authorize new water infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and authorize funding for important flood control and navigation systems that help transport agricultural products. The legislation also included provisions to provide funding to help Flint, Michigan, […] Read more...

Congress Approves Spending Bill to Keep Government Open

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congress was able to approve a short term spending bill prior to the close of the 2016 fiscal year that will keep the federal government open until December 9th.  The short term continuing resolution or “CR” will mostly maintain government operations at fiscal year 2016 levels, but there was supplemental funding added to combat the […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Industry Makes Significant Hunger Relief Donation

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information MEDIA CONTACT: Lauren Waldrip, 870.295.8454, lauren@noblestrat.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 29, 2016 Arkansas Rice Industry Donates Over 115,000 Pounds of Rice in Honor of National Rice Month Little Rock, Ark. – On Thursday the Arkansas rice industry donated 116,900 pounds of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank in honor of National Rice Month. The donation […] Read more...
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