Action Alerts

Trump Announces New Import Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. agriculture is on high alert following a surprise announcement by President Trump on Thursday, March 1, to establish new tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. The announcement was not specific on which countries these tariffs would apply to, but it did send shockwaves into the markets as some fear it may lead to […] Read more...

USDA NASS Seeks Producer Surveys for Acreage Estimates

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is asking farmers to complete its planting intentions surveys, which were mailed in late February. The survey is designed to provide projected estimates for how much of each type of crop is expected to be planted throughout the United States for the upcoming crop […] Read more...

Arkansas Issues Licenses for Medical Marijuana Grow Facilities

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 27th, the State of Arkansas awarded 5 licenses for marijuana cultivation centers for medical marijuana. The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (ADFA) issued approved licenses were issued based on a scoring system that rated each of the 95 applicants who sought to own and […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Appointed Co-Chair to Delta Regional Authority

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 26th, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced that Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was named the state’s co-chair of the Delta Regional Authority’s Board of Governors. He replaces outgoing co-chair Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey. He will serve alongside DRA federal co-chairman Chris Caldwell, a Little Rock native. The DRA offers a variety of economic […] Read more...

USDA Fills Key Post in Northey

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 27th, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed Bill Northey to serve as Under Secretary for Farm, Conservation, Risk Management and Foreign Agricultural Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Northey had previously served as Secretary of Agriculture for Iowa. In the new role, Northey will have oversight of the Farm Service Agency (FSA), […] Read more...
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