Action Alerts

USDA Announces Additional Aid for Peanut Growers Impacted by Bankruptcy

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini recently announced that the agency has begun making final payments to peanut producers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Mississippi, helping to restore nearly 100 percent of the value of their peanuts after the bankruptcy of Clint Williams Company, a peanut sheller and […] Read more...

Northeast Arkansas Celebrates I-555 Dedication

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Residents of Jonesboro and surrounding communities in Northeast Arkansas celebrated the interstate designation of I-555 on Friday, March 11th.  Highway officials and members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation and other elected officials joined in the ceremony.  I-555 was previously U.S. Highway 63 and represents a stretch of nearly 45 miles running from I-55 near Turrell […] Read more...

Ag Council Sets Date & Location for Next Board Meeting

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas will hold its next Board of Directors meeting in Pickens, Arkansas, at the Walnut Lake Country Club on Thursday, May 26th.  The meeting will begin at 9:30am and will conclude after lunch.  The meeting will feature three guest speakers who will address environmental issues and economic issues important to Arkansas […] Read more...

UofA Releases Estimates for Farm Program Payments

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, economists with the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service recently released new information providing estimated payments for commodities under the 2015 farm bill’s Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) program and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program.  The document (linked below) includes maps detailing county payment estimates for the ARC program […] Read more...

Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Inducts Six

Sunday, March 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 4th, the Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame inducted six new members at its 28th annual induction luncheon at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Included in this class was Arkansas’s first rice specialist with the University of Arkansas Research and Extension Service, Mr. Bobby Huey, and Representative David Hillman a rice farmer and […] Read more...
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