Action Alerts

State Plant Board Director Retires from Post

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 24th, State Plant Board Director, Terry Walker, announced that he was retiring from the Arkansas State Plant Board effective immediately. Walker, who is 70, has served at the State Plant Board since 2002. He served as Director of the Plant Board since 2016 and prior to that he served as Assistant Director […] Read more...

Governor Announces Ag Department Reorganization Plans for Upcoming Legislative Session

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 23, Governor Asa Hutchinson spoke at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Officers and Leaders Conference where he outlined some of his legislative goals for the upcoming session. Included in his list of goals is approving a new law that reorganizes the Arkansas Agriculture Department in a way that he hopes will better serve […] Read more...

USDA Announces Trade Assistance Program for Farmers

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to help farmers negatively affected by ongoing and growing trade disputes between the United States and key export trading partners. The total amount set aside by USDA amounts to $12 billion dollars and will provide assistance for commodities affected by the various retaliatory […] Read more...

July 23 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 23, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 99 percent silked and 87 percent dough, 56 percent dent and 4 percent mature, cotton […] Read more...

USDA Creates New Classing Codes for Plastic Contaminants in Cotton

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Cotton Classing Offices will be using two new extraneous matter classing codes for the 2018/19 crop to reflect the increasing incidences of plastic contaminants in cotton modules. USDA plans to use the new Code 71 for light plastic contamination and Code 72 for heavy plastic contamination. The new codes were implemented to distinguish plastic contamination […] Read more...
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