Action Alerts

AGFC Names Bayou Meto WMA After Dunklin

Monday, February 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) recently announced that it recently voted to rename the Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area (WMA) the George H. Dunklin Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area in honor of former Ag Council President George Dunklin Jr. of Stuttgart. Dunklin served many years with the Commission and also helped lead Ducks […] Read more...

USDA NASS Releases Catfish Production Estimates

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new report on catfish production in Arkansas.  The new report shows estimated catfish production from 2016 and 2015.  According to the report, catfish foodsize fish sales were up 11 percent from 2015, but fish production and inventory was down […] Read more...

Century Farm Applications Open Through May

Monday, January 30th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced on January 26th that it was now open to receiving applications for 2017 Arkansas Century Farm Inductees.  The program is offered by the Agriculture Department to help celebrate Arkansas farming heritage by honoring farms that have been owned for more than a century. Since the program began in 2012, the […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Meeting is Friday January 27th in Stuttgart

Thursday, January 26th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Annual Arkansas Rice Meeting will take place this Friday in Stuttgart at the Grand Prairie Center. The meeting will kick off at 8:30 in the morning and continue through lunch, which is available to registered attendees. The program will feature a business session and continue with guest presentations, most of which will be focused […] Read more...

Legislator Wants to Raise Taxes on Agriculture with Exemption Sunset Bill

Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas State Senator Jake Files (R-Fort Smith), who currently serves as Chairman of the Senate Revenue and Tax Committee made significant news over the weekend when he announced that he intended to introduce legislation that would place a sunset on all tax exemptions and other targeted deductions and rebates in five years. This bill, while […] Read more...
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