Action Alerts

Dr. Milo Shult Passed Away July 19th at Age 75

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Milo Shult, former Vice President for Agriculture with the University of Arkansas System, passed away on Friday, July 19th, at age 75. Dr. Shult served in that role with the University of Arkansas from 1992 through 2010. Shult was inducted into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2011, and he was a tireless […] Read more...

Cotton State Support Meeting July 24th in Marianna

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 24th, the Cotton State Support Committee will meet at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station in Marianna. The meeting, which is open to any cotton producer in Arkansas will offer an opportunity to review ongoing research programs funded with State Support dollars from the Cotton Board. In addition, there will be discussion […] Read more...

Congress Considers Potential Spending and Budget Deal

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Congress and the Administration are facing a crunch in finding a bipartisan agreement on budget issues and the debt ceiling as they move quickly towards a month long recess and a deadline of October 1 to approve appropriations measures for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12433-washington-week-aheadlawmakers-hope-to-close-budget-deal-ahead-of-break https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/columns/washington-insider/article/2019/07/22/debt-ceiling-talks-continuing Read more...

USDA Announces Trade Promotion Funds

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, July 19th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was awarding trade promotion funds for agricultural export groups as part of the agency’s efforts to assist farmers harmed by ongoing trade disputes, which have disrupted trade markets. The funding supplements Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMD) funds. […] Read more...

New Deputy Director Named for ASU Delta Center for Economic Development

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Dr. Cliff Jones, former vice chancellor for learning and instruction at ASU Mid-South, has been named deputy director of the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, according to Delta Center executive director Andrea Allen. The Delta Center coordinates the economic development outreach services of Arkansas State by providing technical assistance, leadership development, applied […] Read more...
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