Action Alerts

June 3 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, June 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, Arkansas still lags its five year average for plantings with soybeans being the greatest laggard with only 54% of expected acres planted. Weather continues to be […] Read more...

Farm Service Agency Accepting County Committee Nominations

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) is accepting applications for FSA County Committees from June 15th until August 1st. Committees make important decisions about how federal farm programs are administered locally. Their input is vital on how FSA carries out disaster programs, as well as conservation, commodity and price support programs, […] Read more...

Congress Sends Disaster Bill to President Trump

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, June 3rd, the U.S. House approved a $19.1 billion disaster aid package aimed at assisting farmers and communities impacted by hurricanes, tornadoes and floods in recent years. The legislation, which was approved in the House 354-58 and the Senate 85-8, provides important funding to producers for prevented plantings and flood damage to stored grain. […] Read more...

FDA Holds Public Hearing on CBD

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On May 31st, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held a full-day public hearing to consider whether or how to regulate the hemp industry, particularly as it relates to CBD products used in oils, lotions, and animal food products. 2019 represents the first year of commercial development of industrial hemp in Arkansas, where the […] Read more...

Boozman Talks to Agri-Pulse

Monday, June 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Senator John Boozman recently joined Agri-Pulse to discuss ongoing issues related to the agriculture industry. The interview covered commodity markets, weather, floods, trade issues and more. Senator Boozman is a senior member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and he serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee and the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee. More […] Read more...
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