Action Alerts

Arkansas Boll Weevil Rebate Coming to Cotton Farmers

Friday, March 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation and the Arkansas State Plant Board have approved a $.75 per acre rebate to cotton farmers from their 2017 assessment. The 2017 assessment was reduced to $3 per acre from $4 in 2016. The foundation board also approved a $3 per acre assessment for the 2018 crop year with […] Read more...

Ag Council Executive Officers Travel to Washington

Friday, March 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 5th, Ag Council Executive Officers West Higginbothom (President, Marianna) and Matt Hyneman (Vice President, Jonesboro) traveled to Washington, D.C., with Ag Council Executive Vice President Andrew Grobmyer. The trip was initiated in an effort to communicate Arkansas agricultural interests related to policy at the federal level. Much of the discussions centered around the […] Read more...

USDA Issues March WASDE

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, March 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued a new World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report analyzes market conditions facing various agriculture commodities. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf https://www.agweb.com/article/wasde-soybean-exports-reduced-corn-increased-naa-usda/ http://www6.intlfcstone.com/arlan-suderman-webinar/?utm_source=PardotCampaign&utm_campaign=Webinar&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Arlan-Suderman-Webinar Read more...

Trump Announces Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum Imports

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, March 8th, President Donald Trump announced plans to implement new tariffs on imported steel (25%) and aluminum (10%) from all countries except Mexico and Canada. The president explained the exception to Mexico and Canada based on a shared concern for America’s national security and ongoing discussions related to the renegotiation of the North […] Read more...

Cochran Announces Retirement from U.S. Senate

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, March 5th, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) announced that he would retire April 1st due to health concerns. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Cochran cited a final legislative goal of completing work on the fiscal year 2018 appropriations. The current continuing resolution is scheduled to expire March 23rd and the fiscal […] Read more...
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