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Public Policy Tipoffs Involving Arkansas Newsletter for Sunday December 22, 2019 ( 6 items )  

2019 AAU Football National Championships
ORLANDO, Florida, Dec. 19 -- The Amateur Athletic Union issued the following news: AAU Football held their National Championship Series in their respective locations in early December. The AAU Unrestricted Football National Championships took place on Saturday, December 7 - Sunday, December 8 in Little Rock, Arkansas. The following week AAU Football hosted their premier AAU League Based Football National Championships on December 10-15 in Haines City, Florida. The event in Little Rock saw 21   more

Arkansas Farm Bureau Applauds House Passage of USMCA
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Dec. 20 -- The Arkansas Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Arkansas Farm Bureau thanked the Arkansas Congressional delegation for their support of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, or USMCA, which passed the House of Representatives Thursday after a lengthy delay. "This has been a long time coming," said Rich Hillman, newly elected president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau. "We first reached a general agreement on USMCA more than a year ago, but we had been unabl  more

Graham Named to Missouri Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee
JEFFERSON, Missouri, Dec. 16 -- The Missouri Farm Bureau issued the following news release: Mike Graham, of Alton, has been appointed to Missouri Farm Bureau's Promotion and Education (P&E) Committee. Graham earned Bachelor degrees in science, art and engineering from Arkansas State University and a Master of Education Administration degree from William Woods University. He retired after 21 years of teaching ag education at Alton High School. In addition, he farmed for 21 years and is a U.S. A  more

Humane Society Issues Statement on Horse Fatalities at Los Alamitos Racetrack
WASHINGTON, Dec. 16 -- The Humane Society of the United States issued the following statement by CEO and President Kitty Block regarding the racehorse fatalities at Los Alamitos racetrack: "The deaths of two horses during one race at Los Alamitos track in California this weekend is appalling and highlights the need for uniform standards at racetracks across the country. "Mighty Elijah, who broke down during the race, is the eighth horse under trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's care to die this year  more

USA Rice Federation Industry Leaders Awarded for Superlative Stewardship Practices
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas, Dec. 17 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: Each year the U.S. rice industry singles out leaders in conservation and sustainability, and showcases their stewardship efforts in preserving wildlife habitat and efficient use of natural resources. Brantley Farms of England, Arkansas, was this year's Distinguished Conservation Achievement Award winner for preserving and protecting critical habitat for migrating waterfowl. The Brantley family's operation has an e  more

USA Rice Federation: Congress Ends 2019 on a High Note for Trade and Ag Funding
ARLINGTON, Virginia, Dec. 21 -- USA Rice Federation issued the following news: USA Rice hosted a group of seven Chinese importers for the past ten days, traveling with them through rice country in Arkansas, Louisiana, and California. The tour kicked off at the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock last week, where members of the delegation had one-on-one business meetings with several approved exporters to China. They toured several mills in Arkansas and Louisiana, and visited the Louisi  more