Action Alerts

China Action on Sorghum Alarms Agriculture Export Community

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Trade tensions between the United States and China appear to be tightening, which likely does not bode well for agriculture if it continues. A recent action by China in early February to open an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into imports of sorghum from the U.S. appears to be in part a response to recent anti-dumping […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Testifies to House Ag Committee on Farm Bill, Trade and More

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 6, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before the House Committee on Agriculture on a wide range of issues including the farm bill, trade and other rural economic issues. Perdue acknowledged the economic challenges while also expressing some optimism for the future of American agriculture based on what he has gathered in recent […] Read more...

NASDA Updates Policy Recommendations

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) held its annual winter policy development meeting in Washington, D.C. in late January. NASDA members approved resolutions outlining policy priorities for the state departments of agriculture, which included issues ranging from farm bill and trade policy to industrial hemp. More below: https://s3.amazonaws.com/nasda2/media/WPC18-Policy-Summary.pdf?mtime=20180205163224 http://www.nasda.org/event/2018-nasda-winter-policy-conference Read more...

Governor Meets with Ag Groups to Discuss Hog Farm

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 1, Governor Hutchinson and Arkansas Agriculture Secretary Wes Ward met with state agricultural leaders at the Capitol to discuss the Regulation 5 permitting process, which has become a controversial issue with recent developments related to the C&H Hog Farm as they were updating and renewing permit paperwork with the Arkansas Department of Environmental […] Read more...

CSP Funding Available Through Rice Conservation Program

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas rice farmers looking to participate in the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) may now submit applications to USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service through March 2nd. The funding is available under the special conservation program led by the USA Rice-Ducks Unlimited Rice Stewardship Partnership, the Sustaining the Future of Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). “NRCS […] Read more...
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