Action Alerts

August 19 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, August 19th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, Arkansas farmers are entering the beginning states of harvest. Crops, on average, are in fair to excellent conditions with cotton and peanuts in the strongest condition. […] Read more...

Trump Looks to Repair Damage from Ethanol Waivers

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump reportedly held a two hour meeting with administration staff recently to discuss how to address growing frustration from agriculture and renewable fuel advocates who are upset with recent RFS waivers granted to refineries. The EPA recently granted 31 waivers to refineries, and the renewable fuel industry strongly objected saying the waivers were not […] Read more...

U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance Unveils New Film Promoting Potential of Agriculture Addressing Climate Change

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Farmers & Ranchers Alliance recently unveiled a new brief film aimed at promoting the benefits of agriculture in feeding a growing world population. The film is titled “30 Harvests,” and is focused on U.S. farmers addressing the food and environmental needs of the world between the years 2020 and 2050. More below: Read more...

House Ag Committee Chairman Peterson on Open Mic

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson recently joined Agri-Pulse‘s “Open Mic” podcast program to discuss a range of policy issues facing U.S. agriculture. Peterson spoke critically of the Trump administration’s policies on renewable fuels and trade, stating that Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) refinery waivers and ongoing trade wars are injuring the economic condition of […] Read more...

UofA’s Rick Cartwright Announces 2020 Retirement

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Dr. Rick Cartwright of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service announced his plans to retire from service in June of 2020. Dr. Cartwright has served the UofA System for 27 years and currently serves as senior associate VP for agriculture-extension. Since joining the Division of Agriculture in 1992, Cartwright served […] Read more...
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