Action Alerts

Congress Sends Highway Funding Bill to President

Friday, December 4th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In its first week back from the Thanksgiving recess, Congress got off to a successful start in approving highway funding legislation in swift fashion. The House and Senate approved a highway funding measure before the December 4th deadline, and the President is expected to sign the measure into law. The legislation would authorize and pay […] Read more...

Annual Coon Supper Tradition Continues in Gillett

Friday, December 4th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Annual Coon Supper festivities will continue in Gillett this coming January. The events, which will be held Saturday, January 9th, will kick off with the Berry Pre-Coon Supper Reception at 3:30pm and will culminate with the Gillett Farmers and Businessmen’s Club’s 73rd Annual Coon Supper at 6:00pm. The Pre-Coon Supper Reception will be held […] Read more...

Secretary Ward Travels to Africa to Promote Arkansas Ag

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture, Wes Ward, recently traveled to Sub-Saharan Africa as part of a trade development mission with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The effort was designed to establish relationships with potential trading partners interested in sourcing commodities grown in Arkansas. Other Arkansans participated in the trade mission from both government and private […] Read more...

Final 2015 Crop Progress Report Released

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, November 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released its final crop progress and condition report for the 2015 crop year. According to the report, peanuts and soybeans were 99 and 98 percent harvested respectively.  Winter wheat was 98 percent planted with 85 percent emerged with wheat in […] Read more...

EPA Establishes Renewable Volume Obligations for RFS

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On the 30th of November, the Environmental Protection Agency made a significant announcement related to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) when it released the final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2014, 2015 and 2016. Renewable volume obligations for the United States are set to rise from 16.93 billion gallons in 2015 to 18.11 billion gallons […] Read more...
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