Action Alerts

Trump to Meet with Chinese President in Florida

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi this weekend at the President’s Mar-a-Lago retreat in Palm Beach, Florida.  The meeting between the two will cover a wide range of very serious subject matters, including trade and specifically agriculture trade.  Many in agriculture are hopeful that the discussion will lead to positive action on […] Read more...

House Ag Committee Holds Series of Farm Bill Hearings

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House Agriculture Committee has held a series of hearings over the last couple of weeks regarding the reauthorization of the 2014 farm bill.  The hearings covered most titles of the farm bill and were intended to help set the stage for the next farm bill.  The subcommittee hearings on Commodity and Risk Management […] Read more...

Crop Progress Continues in Arkansas

Thursday, April 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 30 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 9 percent of the rice crop is planted, 4 percent of soybeans were planted and 2 percent of sorghum.  They […] Read more...

Executive Orders Change Landscape in Washington

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the first 100 days of the Trump Administration, several Executive Orders have been issued by President Donald Trump.  These orders, many of which were welcomed by agriculture, direct the various administrative agencies to conduct operations per the president’s new instructions. The most welcomed orders from agriculture relate to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and […] Read more...

Ag Council Leaders Take to the Hill

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On the week of March 27th, Ag Council of Arkansas President West Higginbothom, First Vice President Matt Hyneman, and Executive Vice President Andrew Grobmyer, traveled to Washington, D.C. to communicate the policy needs and interests of row-crop agriculture in Arkansas. The Ag Council leaders visited with members of the Arkansas Congressional delegation and staff of the […] Read more...
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