Action Alerts

USDA Awards Market Development Grants for Ag Trade

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 15th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it had awarded fiscal year 2017 grants to help U.S. agriculture reach foreign markets. The funds were delivered to various agricultural related groups through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD). These funds are designed to assist commodity groups […] Read more...

Group Proposes Recommendation for State Tax Reforms

Friday, November 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A group out of Conway, Arkansas, known as the Arkansas Center for Research in Economics (ACRE) and housed on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) recently released a policy report with the Tax Foundation of Washington, D.C., titled, “Arkansas: A Roadmap for Tax Reform,” which offered recommendations for reforming the tax code in […] Read more...

USDA Releases 2016 Crop Production Report for Arkansas

Friday, November 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a Crop Production Report for 2016.  The report summarizes estimated crop production for Arkansas in the 2016 crop year.  According to the report, rice production was estimated to be up 15 percent from 2015, corn production was estimated to […] Read more...

Cotton Incorporated Releases Monthly Cotton Market Analysis Report

Friday, November 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton Incorporated has made available its November edition of its monthly Cotton Market Analysis Report. The report offers an update on market fundamentals and a price outlook for cotton. It also focuses on supply and demand estimates, export markets, price updates, and other factors impacting the cotton industry. Report below: http://www.cottoninc.com/corporate/Market-Data/MonthlyEconomicLetter/?utm_source=bronto&utm_medium=email&utm_term=Monthly+Economic+Letter&utm_content=andrew.grobmyer@agcouncil.net&utm_campaign=Monthly+Economic+Letter+-+November+2016 Read more...

General Assembly Makes Committee Assignments for Legislative Session

Friday, November 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following Tuesday’s election, which expanded Republican majorities in the Arkansas House and Senate, the Arkansas House officially announced committee assignments for the upcoming session.  Making headlines was the decision by House Democrats, which hold only 24 of the 100 House seats, to utilize House rules on seniority to place 11 of their own on the House Revenue […] Read more...
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