Action Alerts

Dr. Rick Roeder Retires from Extension Service

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service announced that Dr. Rick Roeder was retiring from his career as associate director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Roeder retires June 30 after 16 years as associate director of the experiment station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System […] Read more...

House Narrowly Approves Farm Bill on Second Try

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 21, the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 2, the farm bill, on the narrowest of margins with a vote of 213-211. The measure, which has been applauded by farm groups for its retention of key safety net protections for farmers, now stands ready for conference with the Senate version of the […] Read more...

USDA Reportedly Looking for Ways to Help Farmers Cope with Trade Problems

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Because ongoing trade disputes between the United States and key trading partners continue to escalate and negatively affect commodity prices and access to critical export markets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reportedly examining what tools it may have at its disposal to assist U.S. farmers and the agriculture industry. The agency is considering […] Read more...

U.S. and China Continue to Escalate Trade Fight

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States and China have collided in their ongoing trade dispute, and the back and forth continues to escalate as retaliations and threats continue. The activity has shocked several markets, including commodity markets, which have experienced steep price declines since the nations announced plans to follow through on tariff threats. The United States is […] Read more...

Ritter Agribusiness Purchases Gillam Farms

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 14, Ritter Agribusiness announced that it had recently purchased Gillam Farm in Jundsonia, Arkansas, the largest blackberry farm in Arkansas. The farm, which was previously owned by the family of retiring Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives Jeremy Gillam, grows blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins. Ritter Agribusiness is an Arkansas based […] Read more...
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