Action Alerts

Farm Bill Now Law with President’s Signature

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Farm Bill was signed into law on December 20th by President Donald Trump. On the week of December 10th, the farm bill conference report rapidly moved through the House and Senate receiving broad bipartisan support in both chambers. The measure was approved in the U.S. Senate with a vote of 87-13 and in the U.S. House […] Read more...

Arkansas Honors New Enrollees in Century Farm Program

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts In December, the Arkansas Department of Agriculture and Governor Asa Hutchinson held a ceremony in the Arkansas State Capitol to recognize a new class of “Century Farms,” those farms that can verify that they’ve stayed in the same family over 100 years. The 2018 class, which was inducted on December 19th, included 42 family farms. […] Read more...

National Weather Service Annual Weather Summary

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Weather Service (NWS) Little Rock recently posted on their website a summary of weather from 2018. The post includes details related to the entire year and specific weather events. 2018 brought significant weather to agriculture, particularly throughout the fall and winter, in which heavy and consistent rains caused significant harvest delays, crop damage, […] Read more...

Former Ag Council President Otis Howe, Jr. Passes

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Former Ag Council of Arkansas president Otis J. Howe, Jr., passed away on January 3rd, at age 90. Howe served as president of the Ag Council in 1967, and he was honored at the Ag Council Annual Meeting during the Presidents’ Dinner last month. Services will be held in Helena, Arkansas, at St. John’s Episcopal […] Read more...

ASU Agribusiness Conference February 13

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference will be held at the A-State Fowler Center on February 13th. This meeting is the 25th year of the conference. The program is geared toward offering information and agricultural policy education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students and educators across the Mid-South. The 2019 conference will focus on farm management, […] Read more...
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