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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 5 items )  

Big River Steel Joins the Steel Manufacturers Association
WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- The Steel Manufacturers Association issued the following news release: The Steel Manufacturers Association (SMA) announced today that Big River Steel has joined the association. Big River Steel is located in Osceola, Arkansas. It is the world's first FlexMill(TM) merging the wide product mix and superior grade capabilities of an integrated mill with the nimbleness and technological advancements of a minimill. It is also the only steel mill in North American to combine an  more

The Arc Visits Walmart Corporate Headquarters to Deliver Disability Inclusion Training
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- The Arc of the United States issued the following news release: On July 30, The Arc's staff traveled to Walmart's corporate headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas to deliver a disability inclusion training to members of its leadership and staff. Nearly 300 participants, both in-person and virtual, took part in the session which provided an introduction to the history of the disability rights movement in the United States and examined some of the core issues affecting today  more

USA Rice Federation: Having a Field Day at August Field Days
MEMPHIS, Tennessee, Aug. 23 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: The wagons are dusted off and the turn rows are pristinely mowed because it's field day season! USA Rice staff participated in field days across the Delta during August, catching up with a wide cross section of the industry based in Arkansas, Mississippi, and Missouri. Topics that were covered at field days include: drones in agriculture and aerial imaging, weed management in row rice, managing rice using more effici  more

USA Rice Federation: Risk Management Agency Does Their Research on Rice
JONESBORO, Arkansas, Aug. 22 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: This week, staff from thUSA Rice Federatione U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency (RMA) toured Arkansas to talk with rice farmers and see irrigation methods like alternate wetting and drying (AWD) and furrow irrigated (or row) rice firsthand. RMA is actively working to provide crop insurance coverage for these two irrigation methods to give rice farmers more assurance as they adapt their irrigation  more

Williams Named Director of Women's Leadership Program & Farm Bureau Foundation
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Aug. 21 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Amanda Williams has been named Director of the Women's Leadership Program & Farm Bureau Foundation for the Arkansas Farm Bureau Federation. Williams has been with Arkansas Farm Bureau for eight years, serving for six years Safety Coordinator and for the past two years as Education & Foundation Coordinator. In her expanded role, Williams will primarily be responsible for planning and budgeting for the   more