Action Alerts

Cell Cultured “Meat” and Plant Based Protein Meat Substitutes Coming Fast

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information With a recent announcement of the federal government to develop regulations for the development of cell cultured food products and a separate announcement that Beyond Meat, a plant based protein company, was preparing to go public, it’s clear that the market landscape for protein based foods could change significantly in the not so distant future. […] Read more...

AEDC Issues Rural Communities Grants & Economic Development Designations

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) recently announced that they’ve issued rural community grants and economic development designations for communities in the Arkansas Delta region. Some Arkansas Delta region communities were successful in accessing $4.4 million in federal grants issued through the AEDC, which administers Community Development Block Grants, Rural Services Block Grants, Rural Community […] Read more...

Trump Makes Appointment for USDA FSA Deputy Administrator of Farm Programs

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Richard Fordyce announced today that William “Bill” Beam has been appointed by the Trump Administration to serve as Deputy Administrator of Farm Programs (DAFP). Beam will be responsible for overseeing and implementing policies and procedures that regulate the delivery of federal farm programs. Beam comes […] Read more...

Cotton Council International Explains U.S. Sustainability Goals to Buyers

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton Council International President Ted Schneider, a cotton farmer from Louisiana, recently provided cotton buyers with an update on the U.S. cotton industry’s plans to more aggressively document and defend the sustainability accomplishments while also improving as a world leader in this area through a new initiative. That new initiative on sustainability sets ambitious new […] Read more...

November 19 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, November 19, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 100 percent harvested; cotton is 95 percent harvested; rice is 99 percent harvested; and soybeans […] Read more...
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