Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Farmers Set to Elect Board in December

Monday, November 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts This December, an election will be held to select the new members for the Arkansas Rice Farmers (ARF) board of directors. The new board members will be elected during the USA Rice Outlook Conference in Little Rock December 8-10. Composed of exclusively of rice farmers, Arkansas Rice Farmers serves as an engine for policy development […] Read more...

Abandoned Pesticide Program Continues to Show Impact

Monday, November 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Abandoned Pesticide Program operated by the Arkansas Department of Agriculture continues to serve Arkansas’s top industry well in properly discarding unused and unwanted pesticide product. The program, which was launched in 2005, collected more than 166,000 pounds of unwanted or discarded pesticides already in 2019. The next schedule pesticide collection is scheduled for […] Read more...

Angel to Lead Arkansas Ag Board

Monday, November 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Sam Angel II, an Ag Council Board of Director member, officially took the helm as chairman of the Arkansas Agriculture Board at the board’s most recent quarterly meeting held on November 6th. Angel is a fourth-generation farmer and cotton gin owner from Lake Village. He was appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson in 2018 to a […] Read more...

New Report Highlights Trade War Impacts on Arkansas

Friday, November 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A newly released report by a group known as “Tariffs Hurt the Heartland,” provides estimates of the negative economic impacts of the ongoing China trade war on Arkansas. According to the report, tariffs have not only hurt Arkansans impacted by reduced imports from China, but consumers are also greatly affected as the cost of many […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Touts Trade Relationship with Japan

Friday, November 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts In a recent weekly address, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson promoted the important relationship Arkansas has with the nation of Japan. In his address, he spoke of the importance for agricultural trade and cultural trade for the State of Arkansas. Governor Hutchinson recently conducted a trip to Japan to foster and grow this ongoing relationship. FOR […] Read more...
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