Action Alerts

Jennifer James Testifies in Senate Hearing on Farm Bill

Monday, July 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas board member Jennifer James of Newport, Arkansas, testified in a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the U.S. rice industry.  The hearing featured 17 total witnesses and focused on the commodities, credit, and risk management titles of the farm bill.  The hearing is one of many hearings […] Read more...

July 24 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, July 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 24th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that every acre for the 2017 crop year is planted and crops are progressing quickly.  The corn crop is 100 percent silked, 80 percent dough stage, 49 percent dent, and 6 percent […] Read more...

USDA Releases Arkansas Catfish Production Report

Friday, July 21st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 21, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Arkansas Catfish Production Report.  The latest report stated that commercial catfish operations in Arkansas had 8.41 million foodsize fish on hand on July 1, 2017. The breakouts of foodsize fish inventory with their respective percent change from January […] Read more...

U.S. Trade Rep Announces NAFTA Goals Ahead of Negotiations

Friday, July 21st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 17, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) made public an outline of U.S. trade objectives for an updated North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The outline included general goals as well as several detailed objectives for the United States, including a promise to maintain and expand market access for U.S. farmers.  The negotiation […] Read more...

Senate Appropriations Committee Advances Energy and Water Measure

Friday, July 21st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 20, the Senate Committee on Appropriations approved the fiscal year 2018 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Bill, which will fund the nations’s priorities for energy development, research, as well as water infrastructure needs.  The measure provides $38.4 billion to fund U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) programs, critical infrastructure projects administered by the Army […] Read more...
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