Action Alerts

April 22 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 22, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, Arkansas continues to lag behind its five year average for plantings due to high levels of moisture. In addition, heavy rains appear to have caused significant damage to planted corn and […] Read more...

Analysis of New Cuba Sanctions from Engage Cuba

Monday, April 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Engage Cuba, a national coalition of private companies, organizations and local leaders dedicated to advancing legislation to lift the 55 year old Cuban embargo, expand commerce between the U.S. and Cuba, and advance democratic ideals in Cuba, recently provided analysis of new U.S. policies related to Cuba. The analysis provided by Engage Cuba was critical […] Read more...

Treasury Issues New Guidance on Opportunity Zones

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued new guidance on the new Opportunity Zone investment incentive offered under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017. This program allows for investors to avoid capital gains taxes for qualified investments in qualified Opportunity Zones. Arkansas has over 80 approved Opportunity Zones, many of them in […] Read more...

EPA Reviewing 24(c) Permit Program

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to continue its 24(c) permit program of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which allows states to seek special local needs related to certain products if they wish to seek additional uses or further restrict uses beyond the federal label. The 24(c) permit program […] Read more...

Trump Administration Places Tighter Restrictions on Cuba

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 17th, the Trump Administration announced additional restrictions related to Cuba as part of a larger action that also included Venezuela and Nicaragua. The primary actions of the administration related to Cuba are further limitations on non-family travel to the island, limitations on how much money Cuban-Americans can send to relatives there, and […] Read more...
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