Action Alerts

Matthew Marsh Named to Plant Board

Friday, September 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 15, Governor Hutchinson announced a number of appointments to various boards and commissions.  One of the appointments was for a vacant position at the State Plant Board previously held by Jammy Turner of Gillett.  The farmer-at-large position will be filled by Matthew Marsh who farms in England, Arkansas, with Ag Council First Vice […] Read more...

September WASDE Continues Bearish March for Most Commodities

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 12, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The report, which estimates supply and demand for each major commodity offered more bearish information as it relates to cotton, soybeans and corn, while offering some optimism for rice and wheat. More information below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf […] Read more...

September 11, 2017 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 11th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that crops are progressing quickly and harvest is underway for many. The corn crop is 98 percent mature and 66 percent harvested. The rice crop is 87 percent […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Industry Celebrates Rice Month with Proclamation and Hunger Gift

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information The Arkansas rice industry kicked off Arkansas Rice Month with a proclamation announcement by Governor Hutchinson at the State Capitol and followed that announcement up with a very generous gift of rice to combat hunger in Arkansas.  This has become an annual celebration of sorts for the rice industry of Arkansas as they look to […] Read more...

UofA Farm Bill Webinar Recording Online

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 7th, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture held a webinar on the upcoming farm bill with Mary Kay Thatcher of American Farm Bureau.  The recording is now available online for review. Webinar Video: Will it be a 2017 or 2018 Farm Bill? Mary Kay Thatcher, American Farm Bureau Article: http://www.deltafarmpress.com/cotton/could-congress-pass-new-farm-bill-2017 Video: […] Read more...
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