Action Alerts

Candidate Filings Set for 2018 Arkansas Elections

Friday, March 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The filing deadlines to participate in the 2018 election cycle have concluded. Every constitutional office will be on the ballot along with many legislative races and judicial races. The Ag Council of Arkansas Political Action Committee (AG PAC) will participate in this year’s election cycle, so we encourage Ag Council members to contribute to our […] Read more...

Bayer to Sell Vegetable Seeds While Syngenta Plans More Seed Growth

Friday, March 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Changes continue on the horizon as the seed and chemical industry mergers are leading to new businesses and new business models. Recent news related to the Bayer and Monsanto combination indicates more transfer of seed products to BASF through a sale while other news reports indicate Syngenta, which was purchased by CHemChina, intends to invest […] Read more...

USDA & Game and Fish Commission Work on Hogs

Friday, March 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) recently partnered with wildlife officials in Arkansas to reduce wild pig populations in Arkansas. Aerial operations held in late February and early March led to the elimination of over 600 feral hogs. Conditions have been favorable for taking out these destructive and […] Read more...

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...
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