The United States continues to work with other countries in ironing out the details of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement. On Monday, Tom Vilsack, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, met with agricultural leaders in Vietnam to discuss the agreement.
Vietnam is one of 12 countries involved with the TPP and is considered as one of the fastest growing agricultural markets for the U.S. Some of the top products for the Vietnam market are grown in Arkansas, such as cotton, rice, and soybeans.
KAIT-TV reports the city superintendent placed the city under the order after police reported water spilling onto the street. Water samples are being sent to the health department lab in Paragould for analysis.
The Craighead County Sheriff’s Department is warning residents of a charity scam in the area.
KAIT-TV reports Sheriff Marty Boyd sent an email Monday warning of a man contacting local businesses on behalf of the Arkansas Sheriff’s Association. The scammer says the money is for the “COPS for Kids” program which goes to support 2 kids in Bay.
Boyd said the ASA collects donations by selling ads or merchandise in person with a deputy present—never by phone.
Conference spokesman and National Agricultural Law Center Director Harrison Pittman says Mid-South agriculture is uniquely impacted by changes in state, federal, & international policies. He says the goal is to bring awareness to how those changes affect the industry.
U. S. Representative Rick Crawford (R-Jonesboro) has returned from his “fact-finding” mission to Cuba for his agricultural trade bill. He shared his experience with Talk Business and Politics on their TV show over the weekend. He said he was “pleasantly surprised” about his visit.
The Doc Rock Half Marathon and 5-k will take place in Jonesboro Saturday. The events are expected to go from 7:30am until about 11am. Here is a list of intersections that will be affected by the events:
Former U.S. Congressman and Arkansas State University president Ray Thornton has died.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports Thornton passed away Wednesday after his battle with lung cancer at Hospice Home Care in Little Rock. The Conway-native has served as Arkansas attorney general and U.S. Senator before returning to the state in 1979.
Two of Arkansas State University’s colleges are joining forces to produce a series television programs to tackle heath issues affecting Arkansans.
“Your State of Health” will air on ASU-TV Suddenlink channel 18 starting Wednesday evening. The show is a collaboration between the College of Media and Communications and the College of Nursing and Health Professions.