Action Alerts

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves Bill to Stop WOTUS Regulation

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the U.S. Senate and House Appropriations Committees approved the Fiscal Year 2017 Interior and Related Agencies Appropriations bills that both contained provisions to prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing its new Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) regulations under the Clean Water Act (CWA). The measure provides annual funding for the Department […] Read more...

Boozman Successful in Advancing Cuba Amendments

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman, who serves as chairman of the Senate Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Subcommittee, was successful in approving the fiscal year 2017 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations, which contained several reforms to the U.S. policy towards Cuba. Most notably was an amendment to eliminate policies that prohibit the use of […] Read more...

House Committee Approves Bill to Block Clean Line Energy Transmission Line

Friday, June 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Third District Congressman Steve Womack was successful in advancing a bill (H.R. 3062) aimed at stopping the Plains and Eastern Clean Line Energy transmission project, which is intended to transmit electricity to Arkansas and Tennessee from from wind energy sources from the Oklahoma panhandle region. On a 19-11 vote, the House Committee on Natural […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report for June 13th

Monday, June 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas.  The report provides an update on the 2016 crops for all major commodities grown in Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas producers were nearly complete in planting the 2016 crops, only […] Read more...

June 10th WASDE Report

Friday, June 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report that offered updated estimates for supply and demand for major agricultural commodities. The report offered some bullish information for corn and soybeans, but it was more bearish for wheat and mostly unchanged from the […] Read more...
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