Action Alerts

Trump Makes Announcement on Ethanol Policy in Iowa

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump traveled to Iowa on Tuesday, October 9th, to announce a new policy directive for his administration for ethanol. The policy announcement is aimed at assisting the ethanol and corn industries by allowing for E-15 blends year round. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be responsible for developing the regulations to achieve the goals […] Read more...

U.S. Gets Solid Rice Purchase from Iraq

Friday, October 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following closely on the heels of a 30,000 MT award in August, Iraq recently announced another purchase of 90,000 MT of U.S. rice. This purchase round is significant for the U.S. rice industry, which hopes to expand its trade relationship with Iraq. Arkansas’s congressional delegation has worked long and hard with the administration to help […] Read more...

Farm Bill Negotiations Continue Despite Expiration and Elections

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The four principal negotiators of the 2018 farm bill held a meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday in an effort to continue the momentum of the negotiations despite a failure to accomplish the work before the previous law expired and Congress recessed for the November mid-term elections. The hope among the negotiators is to make […] Read more...

State Revenues Continue to Impress and Beat Estimates

Thursday, October 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas’s revenues continue to perform well as the larger state economy maintains its growth pattern. According to the Department of Finance and Administration reported on October 2nd that tax collections in all major revenue categories were ahead of forecast. In September, general revenues were 9.8% or $50.7 million more than last year, which exceeded the […] Read more...

Governor Unveils Government Transformation Plan for Arkansas

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 3rd, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced his plan and vision for the future of state government when he unveiled his government transformation plan. The plan, which was devised by a working group that was advised by accounting and auditing experts, would consolidate 42 state agencies into 15 that would serve as principal […] Read more...
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