Action Alerts

Gulf Hypoxia Task Force Presentations Available

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts In early February, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) held another Hypoxia Task Force meeting in Washington, D.C., with other state and federal government stakeholders, industry stakeholders, and non-government organizations. The effort is a collaborative effort to establish policies and practices to mitigate nutrient and sediment run-off throughout the Mississippi River basin in an effort to […] Read more...

New Cotton Gin in White County Announced

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts A new cotton gin is expected to come online in Arkansas during the 2020-2021 crop marketing year. The gin, which is the second new gin in as many years, will be located in White County. The gin, which will be known as Tripp Gin Co., is expected to employ at least 20 people and be […] Read more...

USDA Announces Changes to ELAP Program for Honeybees

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced updates to the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP). These updates include changes required by the 2018 Farm Bill as well as discretionary changes intended to improve the administration of the program and clarify existing program requirements. More below: […] Read more...

Cotton Foundation Seeks Applicants for Emerging Leaders Program

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The Cotton Foundation, in coordination with Bayer Crop Science (sponsor), is accepting nominations for the 2020-2021 Emerging Leaders Program through April 6th. The program offers participants the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the National Cotton Council (NCC) and the different aspects of the U.S. cotton industry, including policy development, communications, and marketing. Participants […] Read more...

USDA Announces WHIP+ Disaster Aid

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On February 28th, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced additional disaster assistance available to agricultural producers, including producers impacted by drought and excess moisture. Through WHIP+, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping producers recover from losses related to 2018 and 2019 natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) will open […] Read more...
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