Action Alerts

Arkansas Sake on Horizon

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An Arkansan named Ben Bell is on his way to develop a new value added product from Arkansas rice.  Mr. Bell is planning on developing a new alcoholic beverage popular in Japan (sake) and in Japanese restaurants in the U.S. and around the world. Bell spent two years in Japan studying sake, and he’s now […] Read more...

Jarrod Hardke Assesses 2016 Rice Crop

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Jarrod Hardke, rice specialist with the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, recently posted a comprehensive summary of the state’s experience in growing rice this year in Arkansas.  The report, which includes a narrative accompanied by charts and images, tells a history of the various opportunities and challenges faced by rice farmers this year. The […] Read more...

Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Launches Kitchen | Fields Tour

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, which represents the second week of Arkansas Soybean Month, also marks the launch of the Arkansas Soybean Research and Promotion Board’s second annual Kitchen | Fields Table Tour.  The Kitchen | Fields tour is a promotion effort designed to educate Arkansans on soybeans and on soybean production, processing and utilization in Arkansas. The annual […] Read more...

Arkansas Farmers Offer New Way for Companies to Offset Water Use

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several farmers in Arkansas pledging to use less ground water in irrigating crops have developed a new program that would offer for sale “water shares,” which would serve as a credit to individuals and companies looking to offset their groundwater consumption.  The money generated from purchases of water shares would be applied to efforts to […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Outlines New Budget Proposal for Arkansas

Thursday, November 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 9th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson outlined his biennium budget proposal for the state before the Arkansas General Assembly.  His budget proposal outlined plans for new tax cuts, reductions in spending, and government agency reforms. While many specific details were not included in the outline, the Governor and the legislature are expected to release […] Read more...
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