Action Alerts

Department of Ag Accepting Public Comments on Grain Grading Regulations

Friday, August 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is currently accepting public comments for a draft rule applicable to entities who purchase and sell grain grown in Arkansas. The comment period concludes August 19th. The new rule was authorized by an Act approved by the Arkansas General Assembly in 2019 in response to grain marketing issues experienced by […] Read more...

Signup for MFP Now Open

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Farmers can now apply for USDA’s Market Facilitation Program (MFP) to receive financial assistance from the federal government for economic damage caused by ongoing trade disputes between the U.S. and its trading partners. The program is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). More below:https://www.farmers.gov/manage/mfp http://southeastagnet.com/2019/07/31/signup-underway-market-facilitation-program/ Read more...

Senate Committee Approves Highway Funding Bill

Thursday, August 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee on Wednesday, July 31st, unanimously approved a $287-billion highway bill (S. 2302). The measure will still need to be considered and approved by the full Senate and the House. The measure directs more than 90 percent of its funding towards current formula funds at levels that represent […] Read more...

Downtown Little Rock to Host Farm Celebration Festival in October

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new event titled #DowntownOnTheFarm celebrating Arkansas agriculture in downtown Little Rock is now set for Sunday, October 27th, from 12:00pm until 6:00pm. The event in the state’s capital city will feature live music, family friendly activities, and other amenities. It will also offer the opportunity for attendees to learn more about Arkansas’s leading industry […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway Announces Retirement

Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, July 30th, U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway announced plans to not seek re-election for his seat in 2020. Conaway was largely responsible for the 2018 farm bill, including the efforts to place cotton back in the commodity title of the farm bill for Price Loss Coverage (PLC). More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12474-conaway-wont-seek-re-election http://www.cotton.org/news/releases/2019/conret.cfm Read more...
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