Action Alerts

Crop Progress and Condition Report for June 6th

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 6th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas.  The report provides an update on the 2016 crops for all major commodities grown in Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas producers were nearly complete in planting the 2016 crops, only […] Read more...

USDA Initiates One Time Program to Assist Cotton Farmers

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 6th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program, in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. This program is a one-time cost share payment program […] Read more...

Ag Council Board Meets in Southeast Arkansas to Talk Conservation and Markets

Monday, June 6th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On May 26th, Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Directors held their Spring meeting in Pickens, Arkansas.  A full house was present at the Walnut Lake Country Club to hear from three guest speakers there to address environmental issues and commodity markets. Harrison Pittman, Director of the National Ag Law Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was […] Read more...

Recent Ruling by US Supreme Court on Clean Water Act Pleases Landowners and Agriculture

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 31st, the Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling that favored landowners as it relates to wetland determinations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The ruling pertains to utilization of the Clean Water Act and the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The decision confirms that landowners can […] Read more...

Arkansas Ag Reporter Gary DiGiuseppe Dies Early Morning in Car Accident

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Well known agriculture news reporter Gary DiGiuseppe was tragically killed in an automobile accident on the I-430 River Bridge in Pulaski County early the morning of June 1st.  His vehicle was met head on by a vehicle heading towards him from the wrong direction.  Both drivers were killed in the crash. Gary was on his […] Read more...
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