Action Alerts

Boozman Leads Senate Letter on Cottonseed Request

Sunday, January 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman, who chairs the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodities and Risk Management, recently led a letter with several of his Cotton Belt Senate colleagues urging the Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, to designate cotton as an ‘other oilseed’ for purposes of the commodity title of the farm bill.  Such a […] Read more...

Former Ag Council President Bob McGinnis Passes

Monday, December 28th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, December 23rd, former Ag Council President Bob McGinnis passed away at age 84 following a long and challenging struggle with alzheimer’s. Funeral Service were held Sunday, December 27, 2015, at the First United Methodist Church in West Memphis.  Mr. McGinnis was a long-time leader for agriculture and East Arkansas. Following military service in […] Read more...

Syngenta Reportedly Back in Talks with Monsanto

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Syngenta’s Chairman Michel Demare recently acknowledged that his company is in “advanced, formal and intense negotiations” with competitors about a possible combination.  Companies they are talking to about joining in a possible combination include Monsanto and ChemChina.  Monsanto made a run to purchase Syngenta earlier this year, but the offer was rejected by the Syngenta […] Read more...

Ag Council Holds Annual Meeting and Elects Leaders

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information, Press Releases PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Wednesday, December 16, 2015 AG COUNCIL of ARKANSAS HOLDS ANNUAL MEETING AND ELECTS LEADERS Members of the Ag Council of Arkansas held their 76th Board of Directors’ Annual Meeting in Little Rock on December 14th and 15th. The annual gathering offered leaders of the non-profit agricultural trade association the opportunity […] Read more...

Farmers Express Frustration with CSP Program

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, Arkansas Senator John Boozman, Congressman Rick Crawford, and Congressman Bruce Westerman held a forum at Riceland Foods where they heard from a small handful of producers who were frustrated with the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), which is a conservation program administered by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) that helps agricultural producers maintain […] Read more...
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