Action Alerts

Report Indicates Economic Impact of University of Arkansas

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, February 20th, the University of Arkansas announced that it had published a report it commissioned to determine the economic impact the University has on the economy of Arkansas. According to the report, in 2018 alone, the University had an impact in excess of $2.2 billion through operations, construction, technology transfer, student expenditures, and […] Read more...

New Rural Broadband Measure Approved by General Assembly

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On February 19th, the Arkansas General Assembly completed work on a bill to expand broadband services to underserved areas of the state when the House approved a Senate bill (SB150). This bill made government entities, including counties and municipalities, and their potential private partners eligible to provide broadband communications services to underserved areas if they […] Read more...

Corteva Gets Final Sign-off on Enlist 3

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, February 21, Corteva announced that it had received regulatory approval for import from the Philippines marking the final approval needed before the company was prepared to launch for production and export it’s latest genetic technology known as Enlist E3 for soybeans, which allows for over the top use of the following crop protection […] Read more...

Highway Funding Bill Clears Senate

Friday, February 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A significant component of the Governor’s highway funding plan was approved by the Arkansas Senate on February 21st. The bill (SB 336) now goes to the Arkansas House for consideration. According to the Department of Finance and Administration the measure would provide roughly $120 million in annual funding through new revenues from casinos, fees on […] Read more...

Bill Aimed at Fixing Plant Board Penalty Law on Auxin Herbicides Passes House Ag Committee

Thursday, February 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, February 20th, the House Agriculture Committee of the Arkansas General Assembly approved a bill to provide more discretion in assessing fines for egregious violations related to dicamba and other auxin herbicides. The bill broadens the definition of egregious to allow for the board to more readily assess fines of greater than $1,000 and […] Read more...
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