Action Alerts

Update from the General Assembly

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The 92nd Arkansas General Assembly is well into its legislative session, with many new laws enacted, many bills working through the legislative process, and many more bills yet to be filed and considered. Governor Asa Hutchinson’s top priorities (highway funding, income tax cuts, higher teacher pay, and transformation) have seen great successes to date, and […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Releases 2019 Soybean Verification Report

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, March 8th, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture released its 2019 Soybean Verification Report. The 2018 growing season was the thirty fourth year for the Soybean Research Verification Program (SRVP). The SRVP is an interdisciplinary effort between growers, county Extension agents, Extension specialists, and researchers. The SRVP is an on-farm demonstration of […] Read more...

U.S. Cotton Industry Leading Way in Sustainability

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. cotton producers are stepping up their efforts to tell their story of sustainability and continued progress towards efficiency and conservation with the new voluntary U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol developed through the COTTON USA Sustainability Task Force, which is composed of industry leaders from the seven segments of the cotton industry. The grower program is […] Read more...

John Stephens Opens New Rich-N-Tone Shop in Stuttgart

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information John Stephens, the owner and CEO of Rich-N-Tone, opened a new home office for the company in Stuttgart next door to Mack’s Prairie Wings. The new store comes three years after the old office caught fire and burned down. The store features their famous duck calls for sale and custom design, and they offer high […] Read more...

Perdue Warns of Farm Debt

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Last week during Congressional hearings, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue warned Congress of the economic conditions facing farmers spending considerable time talking about farm debt, which has grown substantially in recent years and is now in excess of levels seen in the 1980s. More below: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-farms-perdue/us-farm-debt-soars-to-levels-seen-during-1980s-farm-crisis-agriculture-secretary-idUSKCN1QG24Y https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/assets-debt-and-wealth/ Read more...
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