Action Alerts

Crawford Talks Farm Bill and Trade Issues

Friday, March 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford recently interviewed with Roby Brock of Talk Business Arkansas about the Congressman’s thoughts on the farm bill and the ongoing trade dispute with China. They also discussed trade with Cuba. The Congressman expressed support for the continuity provided by the farm bill passed in December and he expressed confidence […] Read more...

U.S. Celebrates Ag Day

Friday, March 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The week of March 10th through 17th was celebrated as Agriculture and farmers’ week across the country. In Arkansas, Governor Hutchinson proclaimed this week “Agriculture Week,” and March 12th as “Farmer Day,” to celebrate agriculture’s contributions to Arkansas. President Trump issued a proclamation on March 14th as well. National Ag Day was officially held on […] Read more...

Ag Department Taking Applications for Century Farms

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Agriculture Department is currently accepting applications for its next class of Century Farms. The Arkansas Century Farm Program recognizes Arkansas’s rich agricultural heritage and honors families who have owned and farmed the same land for at least 100 years. The Arkansas Century Farm Program is a voluntary program as each family chooses whether […] Read more...

Long Time Farm Press Editor Hembree Brandon Passes

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Long time Farm Press Editor Hembree Brandon passed away on March 12th, after a bout with an aggressive cancer. Brandon worked for Farm Press for over four decades. He announced his retirement late last year. His life, work and contributions to agriculture will be missed. More below: https://www.farmprogress.com/farm-life/hembree-brandon-editor-mentor-friend-leaves-legacy? https://www.farmprogress.com/commentary/after-45-years-time-say-so-long https://www.djournal.com/obituaries/djournal/brandon-hembree-b/article_fbb00eb1-b563-514c-af4e-3cee2b6c01a6.html Read more...

DU Names New CEO

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, March 13th, Ducks Unlimited announced that it had hired former Congressman Adam Putnam of Florida to serve as CEO of Ducks Unlimited following the retirement of current CEO Dale Hall, who is set to retire June 30th. Putnam most recently served as Florida’s Commissioner of Agriculture. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12005-article-headline Read more...
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