Action Alerts

USDA Announces Certificates Now Available in Redeeming Cotton Marketing Loans

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that producers who have cotton pledged as collateral for a marketing assistance loan can now purchase a commodity certificate that may be exchanged for the outstanding loan collateral. This process also removes this benefit from inclusion in payment limitations for farm program safety net benefits […] Read more...

Governor Names Terry Walker Plant Board Director For Arkansas

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information LITTLE ROCK, ARK. – Governor Asa Hutchinson has appointed Terry Walker as Director of the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB), a division of the Arkansas Agriculture Department, as of January 16, 2016. Walker has been employed with the ASPB for 13 years and is a graduate of the University of Arkansas. He has a rich agricultural […] Read more...

Obama Signs Disaster Designation for Arkansas Counties

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, President Obama declared a major disaster exists in the State of Arkansas and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds, and flooding during the period of December 26, 2015 to January 22, 2016. The President’s action makes federal funding available […] Read more...

Crawford Plans Cuba Trip

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford, R-Jonesboro, announced plans earlier this month to take a trip this spring to Cuba to learn about furthering trade with the Caribbean nation. Crawford, who chairs the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodities and Risk Management, has been a strong proponent of expanding agriculture trade opportunities with the island nation.  […] Read more...

Boozman and Crawford Call for More USA Rice for Humanitarian Assistance

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman and Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford recently helped lead a bipartisan, bicameral effort to urge the U.S. government to utilize more American grown rice for food aid shipments.  The letter was delivered to United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Gayle Smith.  […] Read more...
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