Action Alerts

Boozman Introduces Bill to Reduce Paperwork for Conservation Programs

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 7th, Arkansas Senator John Boozman announced that he joined Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar in introducing bipartisan legislation (S. 3288) to improve access to farm conservation programs administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).  The legislation, if approved, would eliminate the current regulations that require a farmer to […] Read more...

Ag Council Annual Meeting December 15-16 in Little Rock

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information, Upcoming Events The Ag Council of Arkansas Annual Board of Directors Meeting will once again be held in Little Rock this December on the 15th and 16th at the Capital Hotel.  The meeting will begin Thursday afternoon at 2pm with a Board of Directors Business Meeting, which will follow a meeting of the Ag Comp Board of […] Read more...

National Cotton Council’s Monthly Economic Review Available

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 12, the National Cotton Council released its monthly Cotton Economic Review report, which provides detailed market information related to cotton.  It includes the latest U.S. production numbers as well as supply and demand information around the world.  The full report is linked below. More below: http://files.constantcontact.com/400f333d501/dbb9d925-d1fb-4bd2-b551-c5d6e1727042.pdf Read more...

USDA Deputy Secretary Visits Arkansas

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse recently visited Northwest Arkansas to discuss agricultural issues with students at the University of Arkansas as well as stakeholder groups from the state.  The first event was co-hosted on the Fayetteville campus by the University of Arkansas School of Law and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food […] Read more...

USDA Provides Additional Funding for Farm Operating Loans

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that additional funding will be made available to assist more than 1,900 approved applicants who are awaiting farm operating loans. The funds, which were reprogrammed by FSA with the approval of Congress, will leverage up to $185 million in additional lending for direct and guaranteed farm operation […] Read more...
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