Action Alerts

House Appropriations Committee Advances Agriculture/Energy & Water Bill

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 12, the House Appropriations Committee  approved the fiscal year 2018 Agriculture Appropriations bill as well as the 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations bill. The bills are both of critical interest and importance to agriculture. The Agricultural bill totals $20 billion in discretionary funding, which is $876 million lower than the fiscal year 2017 […] Read more...

Farmer, Stan Jones, Named Game and Fish Commissioner

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Governor Asa Hutchinson announced on July 11th the appointment of farmer Stan Jones of Alicia (Lawrence County) to serve as Commissioner to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  Jones is a fourth generation farmer, and he’s been an active participant in USDA conservation programs, and he’s an active hunter and part owner of Banded brand […] Read more...

July WASDE Report

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The monthly report provides estimates for supply and demand of each major agricultural commodity. According to analysts, the latest report did not indicate much that offered bullish news to the agricultural commodity markets. More information […] Read more...

USDA Estimates Winter Wheat Production for Arkansas & U.S.

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new crop production report outlining winter wheat production.  The report included estimates for Arkansas and the United States. According to the report, Arkansas winter wheat production for 2017 is forecasted at 7.15 million bushels, up 18 percent from last month’s forecast, and […] Read more...

Dicamba Is Now Illegal in Arkansas

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 11, the Arkansas State Plant Board’s emergency rule to stop the sale and use of dicamba in Arkansas officially went into effect.  The 120 rule was approved by the Plant Board on June 21st, and by the Governor on June 28th, and the Arkansas General Assembly on July 5th per administrative procedure laws. […] Read more...
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