Action Alerts

Cotton Council to Host Webinars on Seed Cotton PLC Program

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) is hosting regional information webinars for U.S. cotton industry members next week in an effort to explain the “seed cotton” provisions added to the commodity title of the 2014 farm bill. This change will take effect for the 2018 crop year, and farmers will need to make some decisions in […] Read more...

Governor’s Weekly Address Focuses on Agriculture

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 9th, Governor Hutchinson released a radio column highlighting Arkansas agriculture. He discussed the important role of farmers in Arkansas and the benefit they provide to our state’s economy and culture. He also highlighted his efforts to support agriculture, particularly in trade development and investments in value-added growth. More below: https://governor.arkansas.gov/radio/detail/advocating-for-arkansas-agriculture As the […] Read more...

Trump Budget Proposal Once Again Slashes Agriculture Spending

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump on Monday, February 12, released its budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget proposal includes deep cuts to agriculture programs, including commodity title programs and crop insurance. The old saying related to presidential budgets are that “the president proposes, and Congress disposes.” We will get to see whether that saying holds […] Read more...

Arkansas Gets Two New Appointees for Cotton Board

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, February 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) announced appointments for the Cotton Board. Arkansas will add two new members who will replace Marty White and Rick Bransford, both board members to the Ag Council of Arkansas. Replacing Mr. White and Mr. Bransford are Pace Hindsley of Marvell to […] Read more...

Cotton Council Releases Planting Intentions Survey at Annual Meeting

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At the National Cotton Council (NCC) Annual Meeting held over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, planting intention survey results were announced by the Council. According to their estimates, Arkansas cotton acres will increase from the 2017 crop year. Nationally, the organization projects a slight increase as well combining for a total of 13 million […] Read more...
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