Action Alerts

Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Executive Passes Away

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Adam McClung, Executive Vice President for the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association, passed away following a brief, but severe illness. He was 37 years old. Adam was a close friend of the Ag Council as he shared our great passion for agriculture. Adam worked with our organization on many issues of common interest. He was not only […] Read more...

Dupont Buying Ag Data Company Granular

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dupont recently announced that it had reached agreement with Granular to purchase the farm software and data company for $300 million. Granular, a relatively new company established in 2014, is a farm management software company as well as a real estate valuation company for farmland. Dupont plans to incorporate the Granular service to its existing […] Read more...

USDA Reports Honeybee Populations on Rise

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to a recent survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) honeybee populations are on the rebound from 2016. The number of commercial honeybee colonies in the U.S. rose 3 percent to 2.89 million from 2016, while the number of hives lost to Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) was down 27 percent. More below: […] Read more...

Gulf Dead Zone Largest Ever According to Reports

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The “Dead Zone” in the Gulf of Mexico is reported to be larger than ever according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The area near where the Mississippi River is now said to be about the size of New Jersey. The area’s aquatic ecosystem is harmed as oxygen levels in the waters are […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Tours Delta to Visit with Farmers

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson traveled much of the Delta last week to visit with farmers about several issues related to the row crop industry. The issues discussed related to dicamba, flood damage, agricultural trade, farm economy challenges, irrigation and transportation infrastructure, government efficiency, tax policy and more. More below: http://www.kait8.com/story/36101623/governor-hutchinson-searches-for-answers http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/aug/11/in-delta-governor-calms-on-nafta-201708/ Read more...
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