Action Alerts

Ag Groups Work to Avoid Bad Amendments as House Prepares for Farm Bill

Monday, May 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Agricultural groups from across the country, including the Ag Council of Arkansas, sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Congress to not approve amendments harmful to the farm bill, which is scheduled to come before the House this week. Over 100 amendments were filed, and the House Rules Committee met […] Read more...

Trump Announces Plans to Rescind Funds Appropriated by Congress

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, May 8, the Trump Administration through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) submitted plans to rescind an estimated $15 billion in congressionally appropriated money to offset mounting deficits. Of the $15 million, roughly $1 billion will come from agriculture related funding programs. It’s not clear if additional rescissions will follow this announcement. […] Read more...

Cooperative Extension Service Releases New Message System for Crop Info

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service released a new system to help deliver crop information to growers and consultants via text message. These reports will be posted by respective specialists on an as-needed basis for corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybean, and wheat covering all aspects of production including agronomy, entomology, […] Read more...

Tentative Agreement Reached by Leaders on Ethanol Policy

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At a meeting Tuesday morning at the White House, an agreement between the Trump administration and Senate leadership involved in developing ethanol policy reportedly reached a compromise position that would appeal to both ethanol proponents and those who have been critical of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). More below: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-agrees-to-ethanol-mandate-changes-senators-say/ar-AAwXR8X https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10957-biofuel-uncertainty-rins-cap-dead-but-ethanol-export-credits-on-the-table  https://subscriber.politicopro.com/agriculture/whiteboard/2018/05/cruz-grassley-trump-backs-e15-waiver-credits-for-ethanol-exports-1178002 Read more...

Delta Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament Set for July 20

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Delta Classic Scholarship Golf Tournament will be held July 20th at The Ridges at Village Creek near Wynne, Arkansas. The annual tournament supports students in the Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences. The tournament has raised and awarded over $400,000 in scholarships to 163 deserving students. Information on the tournament and how to […] Read more...
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