Action Alerts

Arkansas Gets Two New Appointees for Cotton Board

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, February 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) announced appointments for the Cotton Board. Arkansas will add two new members who will replace Marty White and Rick Bransford, both board members to the Ag Council of Arkansas. Replacing Mr. White and Mr. Bransford are Pace Hindsley of Marvell to […] Read more...

Cotton Council Releases Planting Intentions Survey at Annual Meeting

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At the National Cotton Council (NCC) Annual Meeting held over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, planting intention survey results were announced by the Council. According to their estimates, Arkansas cotton acres will increase from the 2017 crop year. Nationally, the organization projects a slight increase as well combining for a total of 13 million […] Read more...

Fiscal Session Begins at State Capitol

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly kicked off the fiscal session on Monday. Governor Hutchinson addressed the legislature about his priorities for the session, and he indicated his desire for the legislative task force on tax reform find a path to deliver an top-end income tax reduction from 6.9% to 6%. In a television interview over the […] Read more...

Trump Unveils Infrastructure Plan

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump on Monday announced his plan to address infrastructure needs of the United States. He offered a legislative outline for providing new investments in infrastructure projects across the nation. His proposal includes an attempt to leverage federal dollars to attract state and local partners as well as private partners to co-invest in certain projects. […] Read more...

Cotton is Back in Title I of the Farm Bill

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton is now officially recognized as an eligible commodity under Title I of the 2014 Farm Bill. A budget and appropriation bill approved by Congress and signed into law by President Trump on February 9th, officially amended the 2014 Farm Bill to designate “seed cotton” as a covered commodity for the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […] Read more...
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