Action Alerts

Ag Council Board Member Named Rice Farmer of the Year

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Director member Mark Isbell of Lonoke was recently named Rice Farmer of the Year at that 18th Annual Cotton and Rice Conference held in Memphis earlier this month.  Isbell is a multi-generational family farmer whose farm primarily focuses on zero-grade rice farming, which was a practice pioneered by his […] Read more...

Senate Unable to Override Obama Veto of WOTUS Resolution

Wednesday, January 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Last week, the Senate voted to override President Obama’s veto of a resolution that would have effectively killed the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule by forcing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to abandon the rule and start the process again.  The WOTUS rule has been a subject of widespread controversy, and the rule is […] Read more...

NRCS Conservation Easement Applications Due January 29th

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced the availability of $350 million to help landowners protect and restore key farmlands, grasslands and wetlands across the nation. The funding is provided through the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP), created by the 2014 Farm Bill to protect critical water resources and wildlife habitat, and encourage private owners to […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson to Make Highway Funding Announcement on January 19th

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, January 19th, Governor Asa Hutchinson is expected to make an announcement on his plans to address highway funding issues in the state.  His announcement follows the conclusion of a work group he established to develop recommendations for resolving highway funding challenges that face the state. The working group delivered recommendations back in December […] Read more...

EPA Issues Statement of Concern Regarding Neonicotinoids

Tuesday, January 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its first of four reports on neonicotinoid testing, and according to its report the insecticide imidacloprid could pose a threat to some pollinators at certain levels. While several environmental groups have called for the outright banning of neonicotinoids saying the chemical is the cause of colony […] Read more...
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