Action Alerts

GMO Labeling Legislation Makes Progress in Senate

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Efforts to establish a uniform national label standard for foods that addresses the issue of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) appear to be progressing in the United States Senate, and floor action is expected soon.  The Senate Agriculture Committee approved a bill 1s4-6 to preempt state GMO labeling laws by establishing a process for setting a […] Read more...

Delta Symposium Coming to Pine Bluff April 7th

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Rex Nelson of Simmons Bank, along with Ag Council of Arkansas Board Member Ritter Arnold of Marked Tree and Ag Council member Judge Raymond Abramson of Holly Grove, will co-host an all-day symposium focused on the Arkansas Delta.  The event is open to the public, and it is designed to help community leaders network and […] Read more...

Secretary Vilsack Announces Intent to Help Cotton Industry

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In recent weeks, much news has revolved around the cotton industry’s effort to prompt Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to designate cottonseed as an “other oilseed” under the 2014 farm bill in order to deliver supplemental assistance to cotton farmers.  The Secretary rejected the proposal, saying he lacked the authority to do so despite some […] Read more...

Ag Council Seeks Applicants for Cotton Foundation’s Emerging Leaders Program

Monday, February 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) announced that it is accepting nominations for the 2016-17 Emerging Leaders Program through March 22, 2016.  Interested individuals seeking to participate in the program should submit completed forms to the Ag Council of Arkansas by March 14th in order to be considered (Ag Council contact information below). The Emerging Leaders […] Read more...

Ag Council Board Members Recognized for Achievements

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information In recent weeks, a handful of Ag Council leaders have been recognized by the media for their leadership and business decisions on their farming operations.  Mark Isbell of Lonoke, Jennifer James of Newport, Nathan Reed of Marianna, and Larry McClendon of Marianna, all of whom are on the Board of Directors for the Ag Council, […] Read more...
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