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47 U.S. Senators Introduce Resolution Opposing EPA’s WOTUS Rule

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a strong showing against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule, forty-seven U.S. Senators on September 18th issued a joint resolution expressing disapproval of the rule which was issued in late August. The Senators resolution expressed that the rule dramatically expands the scope of federal authority over land and waterways […] Read more...

Senate Approves Grain Inspection Standards Bill

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week the Senate passed a compromise bill (HR 2051) reauthorizing grain inspection standards and livestock price reporting. The bill was approved by unanimous consent and now heads to the House for final congressional approval. The bill’s key component was a compromise sought by grain traders that will allow private inspections of grain when government […] Read more...

U.S. Cotton Industry Fuming Over False Claims

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) is taking a firm stance in pushing back against claims made in a recent research document published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD). The paper entitled, “The 2014 Farm Bill and its Effects on the World Market,” made several claims related to the 2014 Farm Bill […] Read more...

Fish and Wildlife Service Seeks Comment on Certain Species

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 17th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced that it was seeking public comment regarding 6 southeastern species in response to petitions filed to mandate protection under the Endangered Species Act. Five of those species have triggered a deeper scientific review including one found in Arkansas, the regal fritillary (a butterfly). One […] Read more...

USDA Releases Updated Crop Progress and Condition Report

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) provided an updated crop progress and condition report for Arkansas. The report provides the latest information regarding the 2015 crop for major commodities. According to this week’s update, corn was 90 percent harvested, cotton was 70 percent open bolls, peanuts were 5 […] Read more...
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