Action Alerts

Perdue to Announce Trade Aid Plan for 2019

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Secretary Perdue is reported to be planning an announcement of the trade adjustment assistance for farmers as early as Thursday, May 23. While the details of the plan are not released, it’s likely that the plan will be constructed similarly to the 2018 program with Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments on various commodities, however, it’s […] Read more...

Ag Council Letter Requests Aid for Arkansas Farmers

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, May 21, the Ag Council of Arkansas submitted a letter to the members of the Arkansas Congressional Delegation seeking support for an economic assistance package for farmers impacted by weather, trade wars, and more. The letter encouraged the members to support assistance that is significantly greater than the levels provided in 2018 as […] Read more...

AETN’s Arkansas Week Focuses on Trade War Impact to Agriculture

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Education Television Network’s (AETN) weekly show Arkansas Week for the week of May 13th focused its panel discussion on the impact of the ongoing trade war on Arkansas with an emphasis on agriculture. Joining the panel was Kevin McGilton, Vice President for Governmental Affairs at Riceland Foods. McGilton discussed the impact the recent trade disputes […] Read more...

Phillips County Going Big on Solar Power

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Phillips County, Arkansas, is made headlines when it recently announced a bold plan to become the first county in the state to install a solar energy system to power all of its local county operations. The county has entered into a $1 million contract with a Little Rock based company (Entegrity Partners) to install a […] Read more...

Jennifer James Elected to Riceland Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Director member, Jennifer James of Newport, Arkansas, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Riceland Foods, a farmer owned cooperative headquartered in Stuttgart and the world’s largest miller of rice. James, a fourth generation farmer, serves in a variety of industry leadership roles, including Chairman […] Read more...
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