Action Alerts

April 29 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 29th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicates that Arkansas continues to lag well behind its five year average on plantings for all major commodities due to soil moisture and continuous heavy rains across much […] Read more...

Trump to Discuss Infrastructure with Democratic Leaders

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump is scheduled to meet with Democratic leaders on Tuesday, April 30th at the White House to discuss infrastructure issues. Prior to the meeting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Democratic Senate Leader Chuck Schumer submitted a letter to President Trump outlining priorities from the Democratic side needed to reach a bipartisan deal. More below: […] Read more...

May 10 Deadline for CSP Applications

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Announces Sign-Up Deadline for Updated Conservation Stewardship Program The deadline for Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) applications to be considered for funding in fiscal year (FY) 2019 is May 10, 2019. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) plans to invest up to $700 million for new enrollments and contract extensions in fiscal year 2019. The […] Read more...

USDA Extends Deadline for Certification of Crop Production for MFP Payments

Monday, April 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Extends Deadline to May 17 for Producers to Certify 2018 Crop Production for Market Facilitation Program Payments WASHINGTON, April 29, 2019 – USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program (MFP), which helps producers who have been significantly […] Read more...

Crawford Sets Sights on Ag Committee Chair

Friday, April 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At an Arkansas Farm Bureau Farm Policy Summit in Little Rock on Tuesday, April 23rd, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford announced that he intended to seek the House Agriculture Committee Chairmanship in 2021 if re-elected in 2020. Crawford has served on the House Ag Committee since taking office in 2011, and has participated in […] Read more...
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