Action Alerts

State Legislators Named to Tax Task Force

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 8th, the Senate Pro-Tem and the Speaker of the House announced their designees to serve on the legislative task force (named Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force) that will review the state’s tax code and consider making reforms existing tax policy. The group was mandated under a statute approved in the […] Read more...

May 8th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 8th, 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 99 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 92 percent of the rice crop is planted, 50 percent of soybeans are planted, 63 percent of sorghum is planted, 37 percent […] Read more...

Rice Industry Looks for Insurance Fix Due to Flood

Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Newsletter Archive Arkansas rice farmers are pleading for relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) following recent floods. Of particular concern is a farm bill regulation related to crop insurance that restricts farmers options for planting crops following the drawdown of floodwaters. The provision related to insurance requires farmers to replant rice up to June 10th if […] Read more...

USA Rice CEO Talks Rice Policy with Agri-Pulse

Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USA Rice Chief Executive Officer Betsy Ward sat down with Agri-Pulse to discuss agriculture and trade policy related to the rice industry. Much of her discussion centered around trade policy and farm safety net programs.  She stated that preserving and expanding export markets were of critical importance to the rice industry, and she noted that […] Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Holds Farm Bill Field Hearing in Michigan

Monday, May 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a farm bill hearing in Michigan over the weekend.  The hearing, which was led by Committee Chairman Pat Roberts  and Vice Chairman Debbie Stabenow, was a listening session in which they heard from a variety of agricultural interests from Michigan. In total 16 witnesses participated in the hearing covering […] Read more...
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