Action Alerts

Crawford Heads to Cuba

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week First District Congressman Rick Crawford is leading a delegation of Arkansas agriculture and business leaders to Cuba on a mission to develop relationships and seek out potential business opportunities.  The visit is also a fact finding mission for the Congressman as he seeks to lead efforts in the U.S. House of Representatives to […] Read more...

Arkansas General Assembly to Begin Special Session on Health Care

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the Arkansas General Assembly will come together at the orders of Governor Asa Hutchinson to quickly consider the Governor’s plans regarding health care in Arkansas as it relates to Medicaid.  Primary among the issues to consider is whether to continue the “Private Option” Medicaid Expansion program.  The Governor favors the continuation of the […] Read more...

FDA Announces Actions Related to Arsenic in Infant Food Products Containing Rice

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 1, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it intends to take steps to reduce inorganic arsenic in infant rice cereal, which is believed to be a leading source of arsenic exposure in infants. This announcement was anticipated by the rice industry for many months though the details of the action […] Read more...

USTR Chief Ag Negotiator Darci Vetter Visits Arkansas

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Negotiator for Agriculture at the office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) traveled to Arkansas to speak to agricultural leaders and other interested Arkansans about the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement and other trade policy matters.  She spoke at two venues during her trip.  The first was at […] Read more...

Arkansas Group Gathers at Winrock Institute to Discuss Cuba Opportunities

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A large group of stakeholders from Arkansas participated in a two-day group discussion on the United States’ policy towards Cuba.  The attendees to the conference heard from several expert panelists and from Governor Asa Hutchinson and members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation.  In large, the speakers agreed that Cuba offered many opportunities for Arkansas businesses, […] Read more...
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