Action Alerts

May 10 Deadline for CSP Applications

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Announces Sign-Up Deadline for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The […] Read more...

USDA Extends Deadline for Certification of Crop Production for MFP Payments

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments WASHINGTON, April 29, 2019 – USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly […] Read more...

Crawford Sets Sights on Ag Committee Chair

Friday, April 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At an Arkansas Farm Bureau Farm Policy Summit in Little Rock on Tuesday, April 23rd, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford announced that he intended to seek the House Agriculture Committee Chairmanship in 2021 if re-elected in 2020. Crawford has served on the House Ag Committee since taking office in 2011, and has participated in […] Read more...

USA Rice Releases Sustainability Report

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information From USA Rice: After much hard work and many drafts, the U.S. Rice Industry Sustainability Report is now available to the public on the USA Rice website.  It’s an historic document that spans three decades of rice’s commitment to sustainability across six states, and encompasses a vast amount of information and data, centralized for the first time […] Read more...

ASU Names Director of Biosciences Institute

Thursday, April 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas State University (ASU) recently named Dr. Tom Risch to be Executive Director for the Arkansas Biosciences Institute (ABI) and Vice Provost for Research and Technology Transfer for ASU. Dr. Risch has served as interim lead for both of these positions over the last year, and he’s been with ASU since 2001. More below: http://www.astate.edu/abi/ […] Read more...
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