Action Alerts

Tax Reform Becomes Law

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 20th, in a single day, tax reform legislation was approved in rapid fashion by the House and Senate and delivered to the president for his signature. President Trump signed the measure into law on December 22nd. The legislation had ping-ponged between the House and Senate in recent weeks. The new law was largely […] Read more...

ASU Agri-Business Conference Set for February 14th

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Annual Arkansas State University (ASU) Agri-Business Conference will be held February 14th in Jonesboro. The event will offer a wide range of guest speakers who will address a variety of issues facing U.S. agriculture. Registration is now open here: http://www.astate.edu/college/agriculture-and-technology/outreach-programs/agribusiness/registration/index.dot The morning general session features guest speakers and a panel discussion. Randall Pope, CEO […] Read more...

Simmons Bank to Host Agri Summit February 1

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Simmons Bank will host a free conference on February 1st that will feature some of the industry’s leading experts who will discuss the current agricultural economic landscape, the future of commodity pricing and the scientific developments impacting the industry locally and globally. Space is limited, so register today. Register by Thursday, January 25, to be […] Read more...

Cotton Farm Bill Provision in House Appropriation Bill

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Congress closes out work for the year, many legislative items are moving at break neck speed. This includes tax cuts, continuing resolution for fiscal year 2017 appropriations, and a disaster aid spending bill. The disaster aid bill, which is expected to be attached to the continuing resolution, includes new language amending the farm bill […] Read more...

USDA Announces Funding Available for Conservation Innovation Grants

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, December 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was seeking new applications for conservation innovation grants (CIG). Total funding available is $10 million for fiscal year 2017, and the focus area for the CIG funds are grazing lands, organic systems, and soil health. Applications are due February 26th. More below: […] Read more...
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