Action Alerts

INTL FCStone Offering Grain Merchandising Risk Academy in Chicago August 1-3

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information INTL FCStone, as an Ag Council of Arkansas sponsor, is offering discounts for Ag Council members who wish to attend their Annual Grain Merchandising Risk Academy in Chicago, Illinois, August 1-3.  The seminar is an educational event that serves as an introductory program designed to help those new to grain merchandising either recent graduates or those transitioning […] Read more...

Trump Expected to Make Cuba Policy Announcement in June

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Donald J. Trump is expected to make a major policy announcement related to U.S. policy towards Cuba in June.  Early news reports indicate that the president is leaning towards undoing many of the initiatives launched by the previous administration. If this is true, it likely does not bode well for the agricultural industry, which […] Read more...

Trump’s Latest Budget Details Hit Ag and Rural America Hard

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 23rd, President Trump released the details of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, and his proposal outlined several major budget cuts to programs important to agriculture and rural America. The proposal laid out more details than were included in the so-called “skinny budget” released earlier this year, which was limited on details […] Read more...

New Company Led By Ag Council Board Member Aims to Help Farmers in Irrigation

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Brandon Finch, a board member to the Ag Council of Arkansas whose family farms in Caraway, Arkansas, is helping to lead a new company that is developing irrigation water management solutions for farmers.  The new company named Smart Farm Systems is utilizing home automation engineering expertise to deliver new irrigation automation systems to farms.  The […] Read more...

May 22 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 22, 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 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 100 percent emerged, 98 percent of the rice crop is planted with 94 percent emerged, 74 percent of soybeans are planted […] Read more...
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