Action Alerts

Crop Progress and Condition Report for May 30

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 30, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 100 percent emerged, 99 percent of the rice crop is planted with 97 percent emerged, 81 percent of […] Read more...

EPA Delays Worker Protection Regulations for Farms

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced recently that it would delay the implementation and enforcement of new farm worker protection standards established by the Obama Administration.The delay was requested by the National Association of State Department of Agriculture (NASDA), American Farm Bureau, and other agricultural organizations.  The rule, initially finalized in 2015, were previously […] Read more...

Legislative Task Force on Tax Policy is in Motion

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 22nd, the legislative task force (named Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force) held its first formal meeting at the State Capitol to begin its review the state’s tax code and consider making reforms existing tax policy. The group was mandated under a statute approved in the recent legislative session (Act 79). […] Read more...

INTL FCStone Offering Grain Merchandising Risk Academy in Chicago August 1-3

Thursday, June 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information INTL FCStone, as an Ag Council of Arkansas sponsor, is offering discounts for Ag Council members who wish to attend their Annual Grain Merchandising Risk Academy in Chicago, Illinois, August 1-3.  The seminar is an educational event that serves as an introductory program designed to help those new to grain merchandising either recent graduates or those transitioning […] Read more...

Trump Expected to Make Cuba Policy Announcement in June

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Donald J. Trump is expected to make a major policy announcement related to U.S. policy towards Cuba in June.  Early news reports indicate that the president is leaning towards undoing many of the initiatives launched by the previous administration. If this is true, it likely does not bode well for the agricultural industry, which […] Read more...
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