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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday November 24, 2019 ( 6 items )  

Arkansas Farm Bureau Sets 85th Convention
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 20 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Farm and ranch leaders from across the state will come together Dec. 4-6 for Arkansas Farm Bureau's 85th annual convention, set for the Marriott Hotel and the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, American Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall of Georgia and ArFB President Randy Veach headline the speakers for the event. Veach is not seeking reelection, after serving   more

Arkansas Farm Bureau: Annual Survey of Thanksgiving Feast Shows Increase
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 21 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: For the second year in a row the average cost of the traditional Thanksgiving meal this year reflected a modest increase, according to Arkansas Farm Bureau's 34th annual survey of food items typically included in the holiday feast. This year's meal will cost $57.75 for a family of 10, up $4.82 from last year's average of $52.93, but still a relative bargain at less than six dollars per person. Mark La  more

Arkansas School Boards Association Schedules Events
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 18 -- The Arkansas School Boards Association has announced the following events: * * * 11 Dec 2019, Annual Conference, Marriott Hotel & Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock 11 Dec 2019, New Board Member Boot Camp, Statehouse Convention Center, Little Rock 13 Feb 2020, School Law Seminar, Wyndham Riverfront hotel, North Little Rock 20 Apr 2020, New Board Member Institute, Hot Springs Convention Center, Hot Springs 20 Apr 2020, Workshop for Administrative Pro  more

At Domestic Policy Conference, President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary William J. Clinton Foundation: Rodham Clinton Announce Commitments to Advance Economic Growth in Communities Across the U.S.
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 21 -- The William J. Clinton Foundation issued the following news release: * * * - Wednesday's conference at the Clinton Presidential Center, "Economic Inclusion and Growth: The Way Forward," brought together leaders and bipartisan representatives from state and local municipalities, nonprofits, and the philanthropic and private sectors. - Participants discussed the evolution and successes of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), proven approaches f  more

PETA: Nearly Nude Protester on a Giant Cutting Board to Call for Turkey-Free Thanksgiving in Little Rock
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Nov. 18 -- People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals issued the following news release: * * * - PETA's Provocative Pro-Vegan Holiday Demonstration Will Ask Americans to Put Themselves in a Turkey's Place * * * How would you feel if a human being were stuffed, roasted, and served for Thanksgiving dinner? That's a question PETA will be asking Little Rock residents as a PETA volunteer takes to the streets to lie in a "trussed-up" pose beside two giant "turkey carcasses"  more

USA Rice Federation Stewardship Partnership Earns Top Recognition at Field to Market's 2019 Sustainability Summit
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Nov. 20 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: On the eve of the fifth annual Sustainable Agriculture Summit, Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture honored the USA Rice/Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership as the 2019 Sustainability Collaboration of the Year. Representing unparalleled collaboration that spans the entire rice industry, the Rice Stewardship Partnership supports rice farmers in pursuing continuous improvement in water qu  more