Action Alerts

UofA Hosts Webinar on Cotton Markets

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 14th, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service offered a webinar providing an update and outlook for the cotton market. The webinar featured Don Shirley, cotton economist with the University of Georgia. The webinar is available for review. https://www.uaex.edu/farm-ranch/economics-marketing/food-agribusiness-webinars/ Webinar summary: 2018 Cotton Update and Outlook Seed Cotton Program […] Read more...

Little Rock to Host Ag Law Conference on Ag Tech

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Ag Law Center is holding a conference in Little Rock, Arkansas, August 15th and 16th, in which attendees will consider legal issues related to technology in agriculture. The conference agenda will cover many new and emerging technologies impacting American agriculture including topics like big data, gene editing of plants and animals, new crop […] Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, June 13th, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved its version of the farm bill following a markup procedure for amendments from the committee members. The measure was approved by a vote of 20-1. The bill is now prepared for consideration before the full Senate, which could occur later this month. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11109-senate-ag-advances-new-farm-bill-20-1 https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts/76-agri-pulse-daily-voice/play/9214-june-15-2018-senate-farm-bill-floor-debate-could-include-payment-conservation-fights […] Read more...

Marion Plans Museum for Sultana

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The community of Marion, Arkansas, is planning to develop a new museum dedicated to memorializing one of the most under-reported tragedies in America’s history. The museum planned would be dedicated to the explosion of the steamboat Sultana, which led to the death of at least 1,200 passengers aboard the ship carrying Union soldiers returning North […] Read more...

UofA Announces Plans for New Rice Research Station

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the Works: Division of Agriculture rice research center for northeast Arkansas By Mary Hightower U of A System Division of Agriculture June 12, 2018 Fast facts: Center to be built on 614 acres in Poinsett County To be financed by gifts, including $4 million from Arkansas Rice Promotion Board Additional gifts sought to cover […] Read more...
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