Action Alerts

Second Arkansas Legislator Switches Party Affiliation Post Election

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, November 22, State Representative David Hillman became the second representative to change party affiliation from Democrat to Republican since the November 8th election. Hillman, a farmer from Almyra, Arkansas, was elected to his third term earlier this month. His political party switch followed a previous post election switch by Representative Jeff Wardlaw of […] Read more...

Arkansans Approve Medical Marijuana

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 8th, Arkansans approved a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana. The Arkansas General Assembly will now be tasked with setting forth the rules for which to implement the newly legalized market. That includes approving approving dispensaries and cultivators, as well as establishing rules for the marketplace for both the end users as well […] Read more...

USDA Awards Market Development Grants for Ag Trade

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 15th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it had awarded fiscal year 2017 grants to help U.S. agriculture reach foreign markets. The funds were delivered to various agricultural related groups through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD). These funds are designed to assist commodity groups […] Read more...

Group Proposes Recommendation for State Tax Reforms

Friday, November 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A group out of Conway, Arkansas, known as the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE) and housed on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) recently released a policy report with the Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C., titled, “Arkansas: A Roadmap for Tax Reform,” which offered recommendations for reforming the tax code in […] Read more...

USDA Releases 2016 Crop Production Report for Arkansas

Friday, November 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a Crop Production Report for 2016.  The report summarizes estimated crop production for Arkansas in the 2016 crop year.  According to the report, rice production was estimated to be up 15 percent from 2015, corn production was estimated to […] Read more...
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