Action Alerts

New Class of Century Farms Inducted

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, October 28th, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward inducted 46 new farm families from 30 counties into the Century Farm Program. The Arkansas Century Farm program recognizes Arkansas farms of 10 acres or more owned by the same family for at least 100 years. Arkansas Department of Agriculture began the […] Read more...

H-2A Reform Bill Introduced

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new, bipartisan and comprehensive farm labor reform bill was introduced on Wednesday, October 30th, and the measure proposes to make reforms to the H-2A program. The program proposes to expand the H-2A program to allow for year-round workers, provide employers with relief related to wage rules, and offers legal status to certain agricultural workers […] Read more...

Governor Awards Grants for Rural Communities

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently announced nearly $9 million in community grants, many of which went to rural communities. The grants were administered through the Arkansas Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Commission (AEDC) and they include the Arkansas Community and Economic Development Grant Program (ACEDP), Rural Services Block Grants, Rural Community Grants, and County Fair […] Read more...

CRP Signup Expected to be Popular

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts In December, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will once again reopen the general signup for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), and the demand is expected to be significant. The program signup will be the first in four years, and many are projecting the enrollment could exceed 4 million acres. […] Read more...

USMCA Talks Continue, But Time Shrinks

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Congressional Democrats appear to be working towards finding a path forward towards approving the U.S., Mexico, Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA), but the ultimate outcome remains uncertain, and the number of legislative days available to consider a package before the end of year diminish each day. Congressional Democrats were meeting with the U.S. Trade Representative […] Read more...
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