Action Alerts

Farm Employers with H-2A Workers Need to Apply for Visas Early as Possible

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Because of heavy volume and a temporary shutdown for computer upgrades, its possible that farm employers could see major delays in the H2A worker visa process.  Senator Boozman has encouraged employers seeking these Visas to apply for workers well ahead of when they are needed (ideally 75 days out) rather than the minimum 45 days […] Read more...

March WASDE Report Released

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, March 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report.  According to the report, little was changed from the previous month’s report that would lead so any significant market changes. The most significant change, though still minimal, was the […] Read more...

Arkansas Primary Election Results

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 1st, Arkansas held its 2016 primary election, which offered significant insight into Arkansas voters and set the course for much of the November general election as well as the future of the Arkansas General Assembly and the Arkansas Supreme Court.  Of the 1,678,828 registered voters of Arkansas, 639,146 participated in the primary election […] Read more...

Tri Watkins Named President of Southern Cotton Ginners Association

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Director Member Henry G. “Tri” Watkins was recently elected to serve as President of the Southern Cotton Ginners Association (SCGA), which represents state cotton ginner organizations in Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Missouri.  The SCGA leadership elections were held at the group’s annual meeting held in conjunction with the […] Read more...

USDA Releases More Ag Production Statistics for Arkansas

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released new documents related to Arkansas grown commodities.  Included in the recent reports were crop production estimates by county for the following commodities: rice, corn, soybeans, and sorghum.  In addition, NASS released new data on the estimated value of the 2015 crop in […] Read more...
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