Action Alerts

Special Session Included Provision for Animal Agriculture

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Members of the Arkansas General Assembly concluded a special legislative session in three days following the conclusion of its fiscal session. The legislative session offered three days for considering select legislation that was deemed of critical importance and having broad support. Included in the list of measures approved was a bill to ensure that farmers […] Read more...

Judge Halts Marijuana Cultivation Licenses in Arkansas

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen on Wednesday, March 21, declared the state Medical Marijuana Commission’s process of scoring and awarding Arkansas’ first highly-prized licenses to five marijuana cultivators to be “null and void” under the constitutional amendment approved by voters in the November 2016 election. The decision is likely to be appealed, but […] Read more...

March 19, 2018 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 19th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued its first 2018 Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, March 18, 2018. Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, […] Read more...

USDA Urges Final Push for Ag Census Participation

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information From the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Ag Statistics Service (NASS): In celebration of National Ag Day, USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) wants producers to Stand UP and Be Counted! NASS is encouraging producers to respond to the 2017 Census of Agriculture and remind them that even small plots of land growing fruit, […] Read more...

Arkansas Ag Department is Accepting Specialty Crop Grants Through April 13th

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Department (AAD) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Specialty Crop Block Grant Program, made available through funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). These grants help to enhance the specialty crop industry of Arkansas, which includes the growing and selling of fruits, vegetables, floriculture and nuts. Applications must be submitted […] Read more...
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