Action Alerts

92nd Arkansas General Assembly Begins Work

Monday, January 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On January 14th, the 92nd Arkansas General Assembly was sworn into office and officially opened its legislative session. In addition to being sworn into office, the day also marked the announcement of committee assignments for the legislative session. The session is limited to no more than 60 days unless extended by the legislature with a […] Read more...

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Selected

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, January 9th, 2019, the Arkansas Marijuana Commission voted 5-0 to approve the scoring of applicants for medical marijuana dispensaries in Arkansas. License applicants were ranked by a third party company based in Boston, MA. Arkansas was divided up into 8 zones where each will have 4 dispensary licenses. Of the roughly 200 applicants […] Read more...

Roberts to Chair Senate Ag Committee in 116th Congress

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Senator Pat Roberts (R-KS) will continue to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture in the 116th Congress. Chairman Roberts, who was instrumental in the development and passage of the 2018 farm bill announced that he will not run for re-election in 2020 when his current term is scheduled to expire. Senator […] Read more...

Trump Nominates Wheeler to Lead EPA

Thursday, January 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts President Donald Trump has nominated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator to serve as Administrator to the EPA. A hearing on his nomination is scheduled for January 16th in the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW). Wheeler has served as Acting Administrator since Scott Pruitt left the agency in July, 2018. More below: […] Read more...

5 Named to 2019 Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Class

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame to Add 5 Members LITTLE ROCK — The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame has announced plans to induct five individuals whose leadership and service have brought distinction to the state’s largest business sector. The newest class includes retired University of Arkansas educator Dr. L.B. (Bernie) Daniels of Fayetteville; Ed Fryar […] Read more...
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