Action Alerts

NAFTA Renegotiations Begin in Washington

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Trade representatives from the United States, Mexico, and Canada began meetings this week to initiate the process for renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). NAFTA is now a 23 year old trade agreement, and the United States has made it clear that the agreement needs updating to reflect modern economies and impacts from […] Read more...

A Guide to Federal Tax Benefits for Agriculture

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Farmers rightfully receive beneficial treatment under both state and federal tax laws, but sometimes they don’t take full advantage of these benefits. A recent article by AgFax submitted by an agriculture law specialist outlined some of the federal tax benefits that farmers should utilize, particularly deductions of qualified expenses. We urge you to read the […] Read more...

Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Executive Passes Away

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Adam McClung, Executive Vice President for the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, passed away following a brief, but severe illness. He was 37 years old. Adam was a close friend of the Ag Council as he shared our great passion for agriculture. Adam worked with our organization on many issues of common interest. He was not only […] Read more...

Dupont Buying Ag Data Company Granular

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dupont recently announced that it had reached agreement with Granular to purchase the farm software and data company for $300 million. Granular, a relatively new company established in 2014, is a farm management software company as well as a real estate valuation company for farmland. Dupont plans to incorporate the Granular service to its existing […] Read more...

USDA Reports Honeybee Populations on Rise

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) honeybee populations are on the rebound from 2016. The number of commercial honeybee colonies in the U.S. rose 3 percent to 2.89 million from 2016, while the number of hives lost to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was down 27 percent. More below: […] Read more...
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