Action Alerts

Spring Flood Risks Increasing for Mississippi River Valley

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Moisture levels developed in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River and its tributaries have reached levels that express potential for flood concerns in the coming weeks and months as snow melts and spring rains arrive. Flood potential is currently high in the upper reaches of the Mississippi River Valley and the lower region towards […] Read more...

Arkansas Farmer Reappointed to Serve on U.S. Soybean Export Council

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Newport, Arkansas, farmer Derek Haigwood was reappointed for a third term to the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) that will expires in 2022. He’s served on the USSEC since 2018, and he currently serves as Chairman. The USSEC board is comprised of 15 members from different U.S. agricultural groups. Haigwood is a director for the […] Read more...

Gates Foundation Opens New Ag Office in St. Louis

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced plans to open a new headquarters for agricultural related non-profit work. The new nonprofit, named Gates Ag One states its plans to focus its research on helping “smallholder farmers adapt to climate change and make food production in low- and middle-income countries more productive, resilient, and sustainable.” More […] Read more...

With U.K. Brexit, U.S. Looks for Trade Deals with U.K. and Europe

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The European Union member nations voted to approve the removal of the United Kingdom from the 27 nation member European Union. The vote sets the stage for an official separation at the end of January. In an effort to capitalize on the change in Europe, representatives from the United States visited both the U.K. and […] Read more...

Delta Heritage Trail Receives Major Grant

Thursday, January 30th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 30th, Governor Asa Hutchinson and Secretary of Parks, Heritage, and Tourism, Stacy Hurst, announced a major grant from the Walton Family Foundation to expand upon the Delta Heritage Trail. The new grant is a $20 million (50/50) matching grant to the State of Arkansas that will allow for the completion of the […] Read more...
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