Action Alerts

Farm Bureau Names Andersons Farm Family of the Year

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Anderson family of Lonoke, Arkansas, were named Farm Family of the Year by Arkansas Farm Bureau. The family jointly operates I.F. Anderson Farm, which is a baitfish farm led by a father son partnership between Neal and Jaime Anderson. They’ve been in business since the late 1940s and have transitioned the operation through 4 […] Read more...

Plant Board Sets 2020 Dicamba Rules

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Department of Agriculture State Plant Board approved on December 11th a set of rules governing the use of dicamba products for in-crop use. The rule sets a cut-off date of May 25th. The Plant Board decided to remove provisions from its proposed rule that would have required new record keeping of GPS in-field […] Read more...

Arkansan Named as Chair of United Soybean Board

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Members of the United Soybean Board (USB) elected Jim Carroll III as Chairman of the Board for the upcoming year. The USB is directed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to oversee and lead the soybean check-off programs. More below: https://talkbusiness.net/2019/12/united-soybean-board-elects-brinkley-farmer-as-its-chair/ Read more...

Ag Council Board Members Honored at USA Rice Outlook Conference

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Ag Council Board of Directors Members Dow Brantley (First Vice President) and Jennifer James (Board Member) were both recognized and awarded for their farming practices at the USA Rice Outlook Conference held in Little Rock December 8-10. James was awarded 2019 Farmer of the Year and Brantley was awarded the 2019 Distinguished Conservation Achievement. More […] Read more...

House Approves H-2A Reform Bill

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, December 11th, the U.S. House approved a bill (H.R. 5038) to reform and expand the H-2A visa program for migrant farmworkers with a bipartisan vote of 260-165. The bill had support from several farm organizations, but some expressed concerns due to mandatory E-verify program, concern for higher wages, and potential for increased litigation […] Read more...
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