Action Alerts

Cache River Watershed Management Plan Finalized and Delivered to EPA

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC), the Cache River Watershed-based Management Plan has been completed and sent to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for acceptance.  The management plan was developed by the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) with input from various stakeholders who participated in the plan development process.  The focus of the plan […] Read more...

Simmons Bank’s Delta Conference Hits on Economic Future

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Earlier this month, Simmons Bank hosted an all day symposium in Pine Bluff where the focus of the discussion was on the Delta and its future.  The meeting was organized jointly by Rex Nelson of Simmons Bank, Judge Raymond Abramson, and Ritter Arnold, who each moderated panels covering a range of subject matters.  The panelists […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee Continues Hearings on State of Ag Economy

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The House Agriculture Committee under the leadership of Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) continues this week a series of hearings on the state of the agriculture economy, which by most accounts is struggling as it relates to row crop production.  The hearings are designed to inform committee members of the challenges facing farmers and rural America […] Read more...

Transportation Appropriation Bill Includes Language for Future Interstate in NE Arkansas

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman, who serves as a member of the powerful appropriations committee, was successful in including a provision in the fiscal year 2017 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill that would begin the process for designating U.S. Highway 67 from North Little Rock to Walnut Ridge as “Future Interstate 57 (I-57).”  The […] Read more...

Arkansas Senators Seek to Prohibit Clean Line Energy Transmission Project

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton jointly offered an amendment to the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill to prohibit the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) from proceeding with the Clean Line Energy transmission project.  The appropriation measure is currently under consideration on the Senate floor. The amendment offered by the Arkansas […] Read more...
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