Action Alerts

Tyson Foods Purchases Grain Elevators in West Tennessee

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale announced on February 14th that it was purchasing through a subsidiary three commercial grain elevators in West Tennessee to more directly serve existing and future poultry operations in the region. The elevators are located in Dyer, Humbolt, and Kenton. Tyson also plans to develop a system for farmers to more […] Read more...

Cotton Council Names Leaders at Annual Meeting

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) at its annual meeting in Fort Worth, Tx, last week named leaders for the organization and its seven industry segments. Ron Craft, a cotton producer and fifth-generation ginner from Plains, TX, was elected National Cotton Council chairman for 2018 succeeding Ronnie Lee, a cotton producer from Bronwood, GA. In addition, […] Read more...

Cotton Council to Host Webinars on Seed Cotton PLC Program

Thursday, February 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) is hosting regional information webinars for U.S. cotton industry members next week in an effort to explain the “seed cotton” provisions added to the commodity title of the 2014 farm bill. This change will take effect for the 2018 crop year, and farmers will need to make some decisions in […] Read more...

Governor’s Weekly Address Focuses on Agriculture

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 9th, Governor Hutchinson released a radio column highlighting Arkansas agriculture. He discussed the important role of farmers in Arkansas and the benefit they provide to our state’s economy and culture. He also highlighted his efforts to support agriculture, particularly in trade development and investments in value-added growth. More below: https://governor.arkansas.gov/radio/detail/advocating-for-arkansas-agriculture As the […] Read more...

Trump Budget Proposal Once Again Slashes Agriculture Spending

Monday, February 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump on Monday, February 12, released its budget proposal for the 2019 fiscal year. The budget proposal includes deep cuts to agriculture programs, including commodity title programs and crop insurance. The old saying related to presidential budgets are that “the president proposes, and Congress disposes.” We will get to see whether that saying holds […] Read more...
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