Membership Information

National Ag Groups Push Congress for Highway Bill

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Congress enters its final week prior to returning to Washington for legislative business, several national agricultural interest groups submitted a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging fast action on a multi-year highway and transportation reauthorization act. So far Congress has not been able to reach agreement on a long-term financing solution […] Read more...

Foreign Ag Attaches Travel Arkansas

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On the first week of September, representatives from over 25 nations toured parts of Arkansas to get an understanding of Arkansas agriculture and to develop potential trade opportunities. The foreign agriculture attaches were part of a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agriculture Service (FAS) trade development mission. The group began their tour in Northwest […] Read more...

Highway Department Restarts Road Projects and Seeks More Funds

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the first week of September, the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department (AHTD) announced that they would reinstate 30 project that were put on hold earlier this year due to funding uncertainty. This announcement was also paired with a funding request of $35 million from state surplus funds. This announcement comes at a time where […] Read more...

Jonesboro Releases Economic Development Report

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Jonesboro Chamber of Commerce released the results of recent economic development strategy report for the greater Jonesboro, Arkansas, region. The report was commissioned in an effort to identify and pursue economic growth opportunities for the Jonesboro area. Avalanche Consulting of Austin, Texas, developed the report. Much of the report identified agriculture and food businesses […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Heading to Cuba on Trade Mission

Thursday, September 3rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Later in September, Governor Asa Hutchinson will travel to Cuba on a trade development mission. The trip, which will take place September 28-30, is the first trip of an Arkansas Governor since 2009 when Governor Beebe traveled to Cuba. Much has changed since then as the U.S. and Cuban governments re-established embassy relations and announced […] Read more...
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