Action Alerts

Governor Lays Out Budget Plan to Legislature

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 14th, Governor Asa Hutchinson presented to the Arkansas General Assembly his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposal included parts of his tax cuts plan as well as his government reorganization plan. It also included additional funding for the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. More below: https://governor.arkansas.gov/news-media/press-releases/governor-hutchinson-presents-balanced-budget-that-reflects-savings-and-commitment https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/nov/15/state-budget-proposal-125m-more-than-19/ Read more...

Trade Woes Lead to Sour Economic Forecasts for Agriculture in 2019

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ongoing trade battles, which have significantly disrupted U.S. agricultural export markets and depressed commodity futures prices, have led economic analysts to paint a grim picture for farmers and the agriculture industry in 2019.  Recent reports from the Federal Reserve Bank and Rabobank explain a growing angst among farmers and ag lenders due to the uncertainty […] Read more...

Trump to Nominate Acting Administrator Wheeler to Head EPA

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At a White House event on November 14, President Trump announced that he intended to nominate Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to head the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Wheeler has served as Acting Administrator since previous Administrator Scott Pruitt resigned from the agency. Wheeler served as Deputy Administrator to Pruitt. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11660-trump-to-nominate-wheeler-as-permanent-epa-chief Read more...

Cotton Market Webinar Available for Review

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture hosted a webinar focused on the cotton market with Dr. John Robinson, Professor and Extension Economist, with Texas A&M. The webinar highlighted the current state of the cotton market and potential risks facing the cotton market going in to the 2019 cropping season. More below: https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/economics-marketing/food-agribusiness-webinars/posts/cotton-market-and-risk-management-outlook.aspx John Robinson […] Read more...

Arkansas Soybean Farmers Struggling with China Effects

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas soybean farmers, like soybean farmers across the United States are struggling to cope with the current market situation for their 2018 crops. The U.S. – China trade dispute, which has placed tariffs on U.S. soybean exports to its number one export market, has led to a steep decline in futures market prices and farmers […] Read more...
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