Action Alerts

Del Monte Foods Sells Northwest Arkansas Vegetable Canning Operation

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Del Monte Foods recently sold its subsidiary Sager Creek Vegetable Company to McCall Farms of South Carolina who already operates a vegetable canning company.  Sager Creek Vegetable Company operated much of their business in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.  They were the remnants of Allen’s Canning Company, which was sold through a bankruptcy in 2014. It’s not clear yet […] Read more...

Applications Submitted for Medical Marijuana in Arkansas

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The deadline for submitting applications for the medical marijuana industry in Arkansas hit on Monday, September 18th.  The applications for cultivation facilities and for dispensaries well exceeded the number of allotments available. The state will now process each application and begin the process for judging which applications will receive licenses. More information below: http://talkbusiness.net/2017/09/flurry-of-medical-marijuana-bids-hit-on-deadline-day-200-out-of-300-proposals-submitted/ http://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/118796/high-number-of-applicants-for-arkansas-medical-marijuana?utm_source=enews_091917&utm_medium=email&utm_content=morning-roundup&utm_campaign=newsletter&enews_zone=3874 […] Read more...

Smart Farm Irrigation Product Ready for Market

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas board member Brandon Finch, and his team at Smart Farm Systems Inc., announced on Tuesday, September 19th, that they were officially positioned to take their advanced irrigation water management technology to market.  The announcement follows 5 years of product development on multiple farms in Arkansas.  Their system of irrigation monitoring and […] Read more...

Armor Seed Purchased by Land O’Lakes

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, September 15th Arkansas Business reported that Land O’Lakes had purchased Armor Seed LLC of Jonesboro through its Winfield United subsidiary. Armor Seed is one of the largest regional seed providers in the country primarily in soybeans, corn and wheat. According to Arkansas Business, the deal is set to be finalized October 4th and […] Read more...

Trump Nominates Northey for USDA Farm Programs Post

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump recently announced that Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey was his choice to serve as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation.  If confirmed, Northey will oversee the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Risk Management Agency.  Northey a past president of the National Corn Growers Association is currently serving in his […] Read more...
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