Action Alerts

USDA Extends Farm Restructuring Deadline to July 1 for Actively Engaged Rules

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At the end of May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would extend for 30 days the June 1 deadline to record farm organization structures to determine qualifications for farm programs as it relates to new definitions to qualify “Active Engagement” of individuals in farming operations. Farming operations now have until July […] Read more...

Arkansas Special Session Provides Highway Funds Addresses Other Issues

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Near the end of May, the Arkansas General Assembly officially wrapped up a very brief special session that followed the fiscal session and another previous special session focused on health care.  The most recent special session was initially intended to simply tackle highway funding needs, but the agenda expanded some to include a few other […] Read more...

Bayer Makes Bid at Monsanto

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 23rd details emerged about a potential mega-merger in agriculture that could combine Bayer and Monsanto.  The two companies have been in discussions for several weeks, and an official offer was made earlier this month with the details of the offer emerging this week.  This merger comes on the heels of two other major […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers are nearing the completion of the planting season and preparing to harvest winter wheat. Most crops remain in fair to good condition with some […] Read more...

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Begins in 2017

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 21st, Arkansas State University officials announced plans to revamp the Johnny Cash festival which raises money fro the restoration and maintenance of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess.  The plan is to begin hosting in 2017 a 3-day annual festival that honors the musician.  The festival will be held in both Dyess and […] Read more...
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