Action Alerts

USTR Announces Intent to Negotiate Trade Deals with Japan, EU, and UK

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 17, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced plans for the Trump administration to seek out new trade deals with Japan, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (U.K.). In officially notifying Congress, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is following the procedures set out in the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability […] Read more...

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2 Million in New Arkansas Investments

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 16, The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced its approval of roughly $2 million in grants for 12 economic development projects in Arkansas. The projects cover a range of investments, most of which were in areas of the Arkansas Delta and aimed at creating or retaining jobs through infrastructure, healthcare, and  job training. The Delta […] Read more...

Important Sign Up Dates for Cotton Programs

Friday, October 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information December 7, 2018, is the deadline for landowners and producers on farms with generic base acres to make the necessary decisions as part of the Seed Cotton ARC/PLC implementation for the 2018 crop year. The following actions are part of the Seed Cotton program implementation: 1) allocate generic base acres to seed cotton base and […] Read more...

2 Boll Weevils Discovered in Mississippi

Friday, October 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A frightening discovery was recently made in Mississippi when two boll weevils were found in cotton field traps near Batesville, MS, in Panola County. The weevils were determined to both be male and to be of the Mexican variety. The exact cause of the find are unknown, but many suspect the weevils hitch hiked via […] Read more...

Winthrop Rockefeller Institute Receives $100 Million Gift

Friday, October 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System and the University of Arkansas Winthrop Rockefeller Institute announced on October 12th that it was to receive an endowment  gift of more than $100 million from the Winthrop Rockefeller Charitable Trust. The gift is designed to provide funds to support the institute in perpetuity. The institute on Petit Jean Mountain near […] Read more...
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