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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday November 10, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Burkham Promoted at Arkansas Farm Bureau
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 4 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Jessica Clowser Burkham has been promoted to director of policy development and legislative research for Arkansas Farm Bureau. She previously served as the director of commodity activities and economics for aquaculture, forestry and specialty crops at Arkansas Farm Bureau. In her new role, Burkham will direct the organization's policy development program and she will be responsible for researching, com  more

Cancer Action Network: Policy Forum Celebrates Steps Taken by Arkansas Businesses to Increase Cancer Research and Urges More Action
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network issued the following news release: * * * - Event held by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network * * * Several experts spoke about cancer research and its effects on the state of Arkansas during the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network's (ACS CAN) annual Policy Forum today at the Red and Blue Events Venue. The forum was an opportunity to thank several businesses for their efforts and call on others to   more

EPA Administrator Announces Rollback for Toxic Water Safeguards Allowing Coal Plants in U.S. to Discharge Toxic Sludge Into Drinking Water
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 4 -- The Sierra Club issued the following news release: * * * - Arkansas' largest coal-burning plants to continue discharge of toxic sludge into waters in the stat * * * Former coal lobbyist and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced another rollback of a key water toxics safeguard today a move that would allow the vast majority of coal plants across the country to dump their toxic, industrial sludge into the drinking water of millions of Americans. In Arkan  more

People for the American Way Issues Statement on Rudofsky Senate Confirmation
WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 -- People for the American Way issued the following statement by Marge Baker, vice president for policy and program, on the Senate confirmation of Lee Rudofsky to a seat on the District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas: "Lee Rudofsky has demonstrated repeatedly that he is a foe of reproductive rights and LGBTQ rights. "As solicitor general of Arkansas he refused to honor the Supreme Court ruling in the Obergefell case, and he used his confirmation hearing to under  more

Together Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce Opioid Response Initiative Unveiled at State Chamber/AIA Annual Meeting
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 6 -- Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce and Associated Industries of Arkansas issued the following news release: Together Arkansas, an opioid response initiative developed by the Arkansas State Chamber of Commerce/Associated Industries of Arkansas, Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield, and the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC), was unveiled Wednesday, Nov. 6, at the State Chamber/AIA Annual Meeting at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Togethe  more

Turkish Trade Delegation Meets USA Rice Federation Industry Face-to-Face
SACRAMENTO, California, Nov. 5 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: Last week, three senior members of the Turkish Grain Board (TMO), along with an Ankara-based USDA agriculture specialist, visited California and Arkansas rice country on a reverse trade mission aiming to reestablish the once-robust Turkish export market. In the past decade, exports to Turkey have averaged more than 100,000 MT per year, but are now nearly nonexistent due to a variety of geopolitical and economic fac  more

USA Rice Federation: Outlook Conference Rates Rising This Week
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 4 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: The 2019 USA Rice Outlook Conference is just over a month away and registration rates are set to increase on Wednesday as the Early Bird window closes. With more than two days of top-notch programming, a packed Exhibit Hall, the annual Rice Awards Luncheon, networking opportunities galore, and a special First Timers' rate of just $99, there is little reason not to attend this year's conference - expected to be the lar  more