Action Alerts

Smart Farm Irrigation Product Ready for Market

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas board member Brandon Finch, and his team at Smart Farm Systems Inc., announced on Tuesday, September 19th, that they were officially positioned to take their advanced irrigation water management technology to market.  The announcement follows 5 years of product development on multiple farms in Arkansas.  Their system of irrigation monitoring and […] Read more...

Armor Seed Purchased by Land O’Lakes

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, September 15th Arkansas Business reported that Land O’Lakes had purchased Armor Seed LLC of Jonesboro through its Winfield United subsidiary. Armor Seed is one of the largest regional seed providers in the country primarily in soybeans, corn and wheat. According to Arkansas Business, the deal is set to be finalized October 4th and […] Read more...

Trump Nominates Northey for USDA Farm Programs Post

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump recently announced that Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey was his choice to serve as Under Secretary for Farm Production and Conservation.  If confirmed, Northey will oversee the Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Risk Management Agency.  Northey a past president of the National Corn Growers Association is currently serving in his […] Read more...

Round Two of NAFTA Discussions Conclude in Mexico City

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States, Mexico and Canada concluded in Mexico City a second round of discussions focused on modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The meeting included a significant amount of focus on agricultural trade in relation to sanitary and phytosanitary guidelines.  The nations have yet to get into specific on tariff schedules or […] Read more...

Korean Free Trade Agreement Under Scrutiny By Trump

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump has recently expressed strong concerns for the U.S. – Korean Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) as the United States currently carries roughly a $28 billion trade deficit to South Korea. While many question the timing of this criticism due to the instability in the region related to provocations by North Korea, it’s clear that President […] Read more...
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