Action Alerts

U.S. Market Promotion Programs Prove Value but Lag Competitors

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information New studies from the U.S. Grains Council and Informa Economics related to export promotion show two things. First, that the spending of the U.S. government under the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program and Market Access Program (MAP) helps expand export market opportunity and overall exports, and thus adding significant economic return (roughly 20:1 return on […] Read more...

Mike Freeze Appointed to Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, February 21, Governor Hutchinson announced that he has appointed Mike Freeze to the Arkansas Pollution Control and Ecology Commission. Freeze, owner of Keo Fish Farm, in Keo, Arkansas, is an Ag Council member and has been an active leader in Arkansas Farm Bureau. He’s also served on the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission […] Read more...

Cruz Continues Crusade Against Biofuels

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has launched a full scale attack on the biofuel industry, and today his battle is multi-pronged. It includes a continued unilateral hold on U.S. Department of Agriculture Nominee Bill Northey to be Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation, which has prevented a confirmation vote. Northey is currently serving as Iowa’s […] Read more...

R.D. James a Missouri Farmer and Ginner Ready to Lead Army Corps of Engineers Civil Works

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Newly confirmed appointee to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Department of Civil Works, R.D. James, is a welcome addition as Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works from the agriculture industry and the people of the Mid-South and in the Mississippi River basin. R.D. James of New Madrid, Missouri, is a farmer and […] Read more...

Arkansas Receives $1 Million Grant for Soil Health Studies

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture announced on February 21st that it will receive nearly $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) to study the efficacy of cover crops and no-tillage techniques and their effect on overall soil health. The grant will help […] Read more...
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