Action Alerts

Plant Board Penalty Bill Now Act 423

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A bill to amend the penalty law for egregious violations related to dicamba and other auxin herbicides is now Act 423 since the Governor signed the measure into law. The bill allows for the Arkansas State Plant Board to assess fines of greater than $1,000 and up to $25,000 when they determine egregious violations of […] Read more...

Cotton Incorporated Has New Videos Marketing Cotton

Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Cotton Incorporated, the promotion and marketing arm of the U.S. cotton industry, recently released a series of new video clips aimed at describing the many benefits of cotton for the various consumer markets. The videos focus on many topics that are front of mind for both consumers and those who make consumer products. More below: Read more...

President Trump Budget Proposal Guts Farm Bill Programs

Monday, March 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, March 11th, President Trump presented a budget proposal to Congress for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year, which begins October 1st. The presidential proposal, which typically does little to influence Congress, called for dramatic cuts to agriculture, including programs just recently enacted through the 2018 farm bill. President Trump proposed in his budget a […] Read more...

USDA Releases March WASDE

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE). The report provides the latest supply and demand estimates for major agricultural commodities. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/wasde0319.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing/Archive/2019/March_2019_WASDE_Lockup_Briefing.pdf WASDE Cotton: Domestic Numbers Unchanged from Feb.   3-8  WASDE Oilseeds: Higher Domestic Soybean Crush, Reduced Stocks   3-8  WASDE Rice: Higher Domestic […] Read more...

Update from the General Assembly

Friday, March 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The 92nd Arkansas General Assembly is well into its legislative session, with many new laws enacted, many bills working through the legislative process, and many more bills yet to be filed and considered. Governor Asa Hutchinson’s top priorities (highway funding, income tax cuts, higher teacher pay, and transformation) have seen great successes to date, and […] Read more...
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