Action Alerts

USDA Adjusts School Meal Policies

Monday, May 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 1st, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation that would amend current school meal policies of the USDA.  The changes are designed to grant schools more flexibility in procurement of foods to include more options for whole grains, more milk, and different requirements for sodium. The proclamation directs […] Read more...

Congress Releases Appropriations Bill for Remainder of Fiscal Year

Monday, May 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 1st, Congress released details of it’s fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill that would fund the U.S. government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, which expires October 1.  The bill is expected to be approved by Congress this week.  The cotton and dairy industries had advocated for legislative measures to provide […] Read more...

Two Arkansans Participating in the Cotton Council Leadership Program

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Twelve U.S. cotton industry members have been chosen to participate in the National Cotton Council’s (NCC) Emerging Leaders Program for 2017-18. Participants include: PRODUCERS – Blake Fennell, Earth, TX; Jesse Flye, Jonesboro, AR; Richard Heiden, Buckeye, AZ; Justin Jones, Smithville, GA; and Rose Robertson, Coolidge, AZ GINNER – Cacky Sobral, Wilson, AR MERCHANTS – Wesley […] Read more...

Heavy Rains Continue to Raise Crop Concerns

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In recent days Arkansas has experienced significant rainfall in areas that could lead to crop damage in certain low lying areas, especially in watersheds inundated with rainfall.  With more heavy rains expected over the weekend, anxiety among farmers in these areas are rising. Moderate to major flooding is already expected in areas in the state, […] Read more...

Congress Buys More Time for Fiscal Year 17 Funding

Friday, April 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In Congress’s first week back to Washington following a two week Easter recess they were unable to complete work on a funding measure for the remainder of the fiscal year 2017.  However, they’ve reached an agreement to avert a government shutdown for another week with a short-term continuing resolution. This continuing resolution will provide them […] Read more...
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