Action Alerts

Boozman Continues Effort to Promote Benefits of NAFTA

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 31st, Senator John Boozman joined 35 of his Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Trump highlighting the benefits of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the United States and outlining how President Trump can improve the agreement. The letter communicated the importance NAFTA for agriculture and the need to […] Read more...

Simmons Agri-Summit Well Attended and Informative

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Simmons Bank, a sponsor of the Ag Council of Arkansas, hosted its 3rd annual Agri-Summit in White Hall on Thursday. The event was well attended and featured three guest speakers who offered insightful information for attendees. Guest speakers included Dr. David Kohl, who addressed economic issues impacting agriculture, Attorney David Bridgforth, who provided an overview […] Read more...

Boozman and Crawford Continue Cuba Effort

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Despite recent pull-backs by the Trump administration in the area of development of trade and commerce between the U.S. and Cuba, Senator Boozman and Congressman Crawford have continued their efforts to break down the barriers and expand trade and commerce in an effort to uplift the U.S. economy and lead Cuba towards capitalism and democracy. […] Read more...

USDA Unveils New Website for Farmer Services

Thursday, February 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new website for American farmers designed to assist in the delivery of services offered through the farm bill.  The website, www.farmers.gov, offers the department a portal to the farmer to better streamline various services offered to farmers by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management […] Read more...

Ag Council Urges Approval of Ultra-low Gossypol Cotton Genetic Technology

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) urging the U.S. government to provide non regulated status to Ultra-low Gossypol cotton seed technology recently discovered by researchers at Texas A&M. If approved and delivered to market, this technology could offer significant benefit […] Read more...
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