Action Alerts

November 25th Cotton Ginnings Report

Monday, November 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, November 25th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Cotton Ginnings Report. The report shows estimates for cotton ginned in the United States, and according to the report, Arkansas ginned over 780,000 bales with the 2018 crop. More below: https://release.nass.usda.gov/reports/ctgn4819.pdf Read more...

House Committee Approves Measure to More Accurately Map Broadband in U.S.

Monday, November 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The House Energy and Commerce Committee recently approved the Broadband Deployment Accuracy and Technological Availability (DATA) Act (H.R. 4229) to better map broadband service area maps in the U.S. Many rural areas where agriculture is predominant remain underserved when it comes to access to broadband services, and current government maps are misleading in representing true […] Read more...

Producers Rice Mill Announces Solar Plans

Monday, November 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Producers Rice Mill and Scenic Hill Solar announced on Monday, November 25th, that it will build a significant solar power project on 160 acres of land at its facility in Stuttgart. According to the announcement, this solar project will be the largest commercial solar and energy storage facility in the state of Arkansas and will […] Read more...

New FCC Task Force on Rural Communications to Consider Precision Ag Needs

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced the membership and first meeting date of the new task force assigned to explore ways to enhance the productivity and efficiency of the nation’s farms and ranches through broadband-based technologies – a concept known as “precision agriculture.”  Planned in close consultation with USDA, the first meeting of […] Read more...

House Committee Sends H-2A Bill to House Floor

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new, bipartisan and comprehensive farm labor reform bill was introduced on Wednesday, October 30th, was approved by the House Judiciary Committee with an 18-12 vote, which sets the bill up for floor consideration in the U.S. House. The measure, which has significant support from a variety of agriculture related industry organizations, proposes to expand […] Read more...
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