Action Alerts

Ag Council Leaders Take to the Hill

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On the week of March 27th, Ag Council of Arkansas President West Higginbothom, First Vice President Matt Hyneman, and Executive Vice President Andrew Grobmyer, traveled to Washington, D.C. to communicate the policy needs and interests of row-crop agriculture in Arkansas. The Ag Council leaders visited with members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation and staff of the […] Read more...

Perdue Approved by Senate Committee

Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Former Georgia Governor, Sonny Perdue, Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Agriculture received the blessing of the Senate Agriculture Committee within a week of his confirmation hearing. His nomination is now ready for consideration by the full Senate, and a vote is now officially set for the week of April 24th, which follows a two week […] Read more...

USDA Announced Technical and Financial Assistance Funds for Wetlands

Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Press Release from USDA: Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young recently announced the USDA is investing up to $15 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands. Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice and Grains Stocks Report

Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, March 31st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a rice and grain stocks report. According to the report, Arkansas rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2017, totaled 54.9 million hundredweight (cwt), down 8 percent compared to March 1, 2016. Stocks held on farms totaled […] Read more...

USDA Prospective Plantings Report

Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, March 31, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its 2017 spring prospective planting report. The reports estimate acres for each major crop grown in Arkansas and the United States. According to the report, 2017 national corn acreage is expected to be down 4 percent while soybean is up 7 percent. National […] Read more...
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