Action Alerts

Cotton State Support Meeting July 24th in Marianna

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 24th, the Cotton State Support Committee will meet at the Lon Mann Cotton Research Station in Marianna. The meeting, which is open to any cotton producer in Arkansas will offer an opportunity to review ongoing research programs funded with State Support dollars from the Cotton Board. In addition, there will be discussion […] Read more...

Congress Considers Potential Spending and Budget Deal

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Congress and the Administration are facing a crunch in finding a bipartisan agreement on budget issues and the debt ceiling as they move quickly towards a month long recess and a deadline of October 1 to approve appropriations measures for the upcoming 2020 fiscal year. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12433-washington-week-aheadlawmakers-hope-to-close-budget-deal-ahead-of-break https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/columns/washington-insider/article/2019/07/22/debt-ceiling-talks-continuing Read more...

USDA Announces Trade Promotion Funds

Monday, July 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, July 19th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was awarding trade promotion funds for agricultural export groups as part of the agency’s efforts to assist farmers harmed by ongoing trade disputes, which have disrupted trade markets. The funding supplements Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMD) funds. […] Read more...

New Deputy Director Named for ASU Delta Center for Economic Development

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Dr. Cliff Jones, former vice chancellor for learning and instruction at ASU Mid-South, has been named deputy director of the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, according to Delta Center executive director Andrea Allen. The Delta Center coordinates the economic development outreach services of Arkansas State by providing technical assistance, leadership development, applied […] Read more...

U.S. Cotton Industry Launches Trust Protocol Initiative on Sustainability

Friday, July 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a voluntary program designed to offer U.S. cotton producers the opportunity to better account for sustainability efforts on their farm and in their operations with the goal of making U.S. cotton a more choice product relative to other fibers grown and produced around the world, is now entering a pilot […] Read more...
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