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Governor Pledges to Support Ballot Measure for Highway Funding

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information While speaking at the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation Annual Meeting on November 13th, Governor Hutchinson pledged that he would support a ballot measure to provide more funding for Arkansas roads. He said he would call on the legislature to put a plan together that would offer Arkansans the opportunity to provide new highway funding. While […] Read more...

Governor Lays Out Budget Plan to Legislature

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 14th, Governor Asa Hutchinson presented to the Arkansas General Assembly his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposal included parts of his tax cuts plan as well as his government reorganization plan. It also included additional funding for the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. More below: https://governor.arkansas.gov/news-media/press-releases/governor-hutchinson-presents-balanced-budget-that-reflects-savings-and-commitment https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/nov/15/state-budget-proposal-125m-more-than-19/ Read more...

Trade Woes Lead to Sour Economic Forecasts for Agriculture in 2019

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ongoing trade battles, which have significantly disrupted U.S. agricultural export markets and depressed commodity futures prices, have led economic analysts to paint a grim picture for farmers and the agriculture industry in 2019.  Recent reports from the Federal Reserve Bank and Rabobank explain a growing angst among farmers and ag lenders due to the uncertainty […] Read more...

Trump to Nominate Acting Administrator Wheeler to Head EPA

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At a White House event on November 14, President Trump announced that he intended to nominate Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has served as Acting Administrator since previous Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned from the agency. Wheeler served as Deputy Administrator to Pruitt. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11660-trump-to-nominate-wheeler-as-permanent-epa-chief Read more...

Cotton Market Webinar Available for Review

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture hosted a webinar focused on the cotton market with Dr. John Robinson, Professor and Extension Economist, with Texas A&M. The webinar highlighted the current state of the cotton market and potential risks facing the cotton market going in to the 2019 cropping season. More below: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/economics-marketing/food-agribusiness-webinars/posts/cotton-market-and-risk-management-outlook.aspx John Robinson […] Read more...
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