Action Alerts

Governor Makes His Re-election Bid Official

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on May 16th that he was running for a second term as governor. The announcement was not a surprise to anyone as he has already held campaign fundraisers and spoken of future plans for the state. In announcing his re-election bid, the Governor said, “we want to concentrate on efficiencies […] Read more...

Perdue Releases Video Summarizing His First Month as Secretary of Agriculture

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After being confirmed as Secretary of Agriculture on April 24th, Secretary Sonny Perdue has been busy traveling the country and working to make administrative and structural changes at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The USDA composed a video (below) that highlights the first month for our new Secretary. Read more...

Ag Council Held Spring Meeting in Forrest City

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas held its 2017 Spring Board of Directors Meeting in Forrest City on May 12th. The event, which was attended by Ag Council Board of Directors and other members as well as invited guests, included informative presentations on issues facing the row crop industry in Arkansas. Ag Council Executive Vice President […] Read more...

Stuttgart Solar Farm Begins Operation

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This month a newly built “solar farm” went into use and began producing energy for Entergy. The 475 acre area southeast of Stuttgart is owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources in partnership with Entergy Arkansas Inc. The facility will create new jobs and will generate 81 megawatts of electricity, which is enough to power […] Read more...

Rural Groups Pushback on Perdue Proposal to Eliminate Undersecretary for Rural Development

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several rural advocacy groups recently joined together to oppose the recent reorganization plan proposed by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. Their main concern was related to the proposal to eliminate the position of undersecretary of rural development and place the responsibility of rural development in the office of the secretary. The groups […] Read more...
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