Action Alerts

Arkansas Receives $1 Million Grant for Soil Health Studies

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture announced on February 21st that it will receive nearly $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to study the efficacy of cover crops and no-tillage techniques and their effect on overall soil health. The grant will help […] Read more...

Mid-South Farm and Gin Show March 2nd and 3rd

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show is once again coming to Memphis, TN, March 2nd and 3rd. The event, which is an annual staple for the region, offers a wide array of informational programs as well as exhibits detailing the latest products and services available for farmers. On March 1, the Southern Cotton Ginners Association […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Holds Annual Meeting and Hears from Governor Hutchinson

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Rice held its annual meeting in Jonesboro on Monday, February 19th, at the First National Bank Arena on the campus of Arkansas State University. The meeting featured Governor Asa Hutchinson as the keynote speaker. The Governor complimented Arkansas’s rice industry and touted his own efforts to promote Arkansas rice in Washington and in international […] Read more...

Arkansas Announces New Voluntary Smoke Management Program for Farmers

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, February 19th, at the Arkansas Rice Annual Meeting, Arkansas Agriculture Department Secretary Wes Ward announced with leaders of the rice industry a new program to assist farmers better plan prescribed field burns to mitigate smoke concerns near sensitive areas. The Arkansas Agriculture Department has worked with farmer organizations including the Ag Council, Arkansas […] Read more...

Governor Announces Working Group on Occupational Licensing

Friday, February 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 16th, Governor Hutchinson announced the formation of a new working group to review the state’s occupational licensing requirements with a goal of identifying any regulations that may be an unnecessary barrier for those who want to enter a trade. It’s unclear how this working group may address occupations related to agriculture, but […] Read more...
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