Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Industry Makes Hunger Relief Donation

Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 17th, the Arkansas Rice Federation and its partner members made a significant donation of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank in Little Rock as part of their celebration of rice month. The 141,000 lbs of rice donation was made by 7 Arkansas rice mills, and it’s expected to provide nearly 1.5 million […] Read more...

MFP Funding Part of Spending Debate

Monday, September 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Members of the House and Senate Appropriations Committee are debating whether and how to fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation as part of the fiscal year 2020 continuing resolution bill that would provide funds for ongoing government operations. The CCC funds have served as the source of funding for Trump administration […] Read more...

NRCS Seeks Applicants for Floodplain Easements

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking applicants for floodplain easements under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP). The program allows farmers to receive payment for establishing easements on certain lands damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. NRCS Offers more than $200 Million in Emergency Funding to Restore […] Read more...

Arkansas Native Inducted into Cotton Research Hall of Fame for 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Cotton Research Hall of Fame inducted another Arkansas native in its 2019 class with the addition of Dr. Johnie Jenkins, a plant geneticist. Jenkins, who grew up on a family farm in Phillips County, dedicated over 50 years to the research of cotton breeding, and played an integral role in the development of Bt […] Read more...

Cotton Council Issues New White Paper on Marketing Loan Program

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Cotton Council (NCC) has issued a white paper reminder of marketing loan options available to producers with a summary of rules and procedures of the marketing loan program. The current price environment has led to the greater possibility of cotton producers receiving government assistance this season in the form of marketing loan gains […] Read more...
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