Action Alerts

USDA NRCS Seeks Proposals for Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership

Friday, May 17th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking proposals for the Wetland Reserve Enhancement Partnership (WREP), which are designed to provide wetland habitat restoration on agricultural lands. Proposals are due by June 14, 2019. More below: https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/detail/national/newsroom/releases/?cid=NRCSEPRD1459830 Please contact Randy Childress, Assistant State Conservationist- Easements and Watersheds (501-301-3131) with any […] Read more...

Governor Announces State Broadband Plan

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:May 15, 2019 Governor Hutchinson Releases Arkansas State Broadband Plan, Goal for Rural Connectivity in Four Years25 Mbps/3 Mbps broadband to all population centers over 500 by 2022 LITTLE ROCK – Governor Asa Hutchinson today released the Arkansas State Broadband Plan, which sets a goal to deploy high-speed broadband to all Arkansas communities with more […] Read more...

Boozman Reintroduces Cuban Trade Bill

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Boozman, Bennet Reintroduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Agricultural Exports to Cuba Leading Arkansas agriculture groups praise benefits for state’s producers WASHINGTON –U.S. Senators John Boozman (R-AR) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) reintroduced the Agricultural Export Expansion Act of 2019, legislation to remove a major hurdle for American farmers and ranchers to selling American agricultural products in the Cuban […] Read more...

Ag Council Board Meeting in Marianna Covers Many Topics

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, May 7th, Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Directors gathered in Marianna at the University of Arkansas’s Lon Mann Cotton Research Station for the organization’s Spring meeting. The gathering featured a group of speakers covering a range of issues. Below are the slides and documents from the meeting’s speakers. More below: Butch Calhoun, […] Read more...

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Join Forces to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Wal-Mart, JB Hunt, and Tyson Foods announced on Tuesday, May 14th, that they have teamed up together to jointly support innovation and entrepreneurship in a unique partnership with Plug and Play, an accelerator program based in Silicon Valley, CA. The focus of the effort the three companies in Northwest Arkansas will be in transportation and […] Read more...
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