Action Alerts

USDA Announces MFP Payment Information for U.S. Farmers

Friday, July 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 25th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments under the tariff and trade relief initiative of the Trump Administration. The program is the second such program in the last two years, and it’s designed to offset economic losses faced by U.S. farmers as […] Read more...

Rice Irrigation Field Day Set for August 5th

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is hosting a free on-farm field day event August 5th in Mississippi County that will focus on water conservation. Speakers will address methods farmers can employ to increase irrigation efficiency and helping producers implement irrigation water management tools. Discussions will address current field research and […] Read more...

Rabobank to Host Australian Cotton Farmers in Marianna

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On July 31st, Rabobank Agrifinance will host Australian cotton farmers for a cotton tour through Arkansas, and they welcome Arkansas cotton farmers to meet the Australian producers over lunch at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station in Marianna. The gathering will offer a unique opportunity to network with Rabobank lenders and their cotton customers in […] Read more...

Budget Deal Reached Among White House and Congressional Leaders

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, Congressional leaders and the White House indicated that they have reached a bipartisan, bicameral deal on the debt ceiling and spending levels for the next two fiscal years, which begin October 1. The deal will have to be approved by the House and Senate before Congress can implement appropriation measures for the funding […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Names Broadband Manager for State

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:July 23, 2019 Governor Hutchinson Announces Nathan Smith as Broadband Manager for the Arkansas State Broadband OfficeLITTLE ROCK  – Governor Asa Hutchinson and Commerce Secretary Mike Preston today announced Nathan Smith, Ph.D., as the state’s first Broadband Manager. The position, which was amended by Act 792 of 2019, will lead the Governor’s efforts to deploy high-speed broadband to […] Read more...
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