COVID-19

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge sent out an alert Friday, July 31, reminding Arkansans to immediately contact the Arkansas Department of Agriculture's plant industries if they receive any...
Cases of COVID-19 continue to grow across the state as Arkansas continued to break records in the number of cases and hospitalizations throughout the week last week. The number of new cases dropped...
The offices, warehouses, and manufacturing plants that America’s workers are starting to return to may look the same as they did months ago, but the feel inside will be largely different.  The...
Arkansas’s economy is more dependent on forests than nearly every other state in the nation. Nearly 60% of our state is forested.  Forestry accounts for nearly 5% of the state’s economy, a...
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas (May 20, 2020) – Today, the Arkansas Division of Workforce Services sent email notification to Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) applicants who have been determined to...
The meat sector is feeling an accordion effect. Squeezed by panic buying and supply chain disruptions, record gaps are forming between pricing at the farm and wholesale levels, according to an...
Governor Asa Hutchinson has announced a new text alert system with the ability to provide timely COVID-19 alerts and other critical guidance directly from the Arkansas Division Emergency Management...
Are there days when you may feel like you are overloaded with information on COVID-19 matters?  Between daily updates from government representatives, the hourly news cycles and social media, there...
Governor Asa Hutchinson and the Arkansas Department of Commerce are launching the Arkansas Ready for Business Grant Program to oversee distribution of federal funds coming to state companies through...
WASHINGTON, D.C., May 4, 2020 – U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today applauded the announcement that agricultural producers, for the first time, are now eligible for the Small...
Officers from the Arkansas Highway Police Division of the Arkansas Department of Transportation are distributing 100,000 masks to commercial truck drivers at weigh stations and rest areas across the...
By Sarah Cato U of A System Division of Agriculture In a profession subject to heavy stresses from weather and the markets, the COVID-19 pandemic is throwing another major obstacle in the way of...
An important program to help Arkansas small businesses remain operational during the coronavirus pandemic and viable in the future just received additional funding. Congress passed, and the president...
A free community drive-thru evaluation clinic for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 28, at Brunson Elementary/Warren Middle School at 210-212 Scobey Drive in Warren. The...
  (Washington, D.C., April 22, 2020) –Today, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced emergency benefit increases have reached $2.0 billion per month for Supplemental Nutrition...
A plea to Arkansans to continue personal protective behaviors but to also think creatively about Easter Services this weekend was stressed by not only Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Secretary of...
With millions of Americans already out of work and continued job losses exceeding that of the Great Recession of 2009, US GDP is projected to decline by 8% in 2020.  There are projections that it...
An emergency ordinance was passed by the Drew County Quorum Court Thursday, April 9, during a special call meeting that took place over conference call and was live streamed on the Robert Akin Drew...
By Kara Wilkins   In the last few weeks, Americans have experienced unprecedented change in their daily lives. For some of us, this rapid shift in routine and lack of contact with our family, friends...
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 6, 2020) – The Women’s Foundation of Arkansas (WFA) announced the creation of a grant fund to provide assistance to women owned small businesses experiencing hardship in the...

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