Action Alerts

Legislative Task Force to Discuss Agriculture Sales and Use Tax Exemptions

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 25th, the Arkansas General Assembly Legislative Task Force for Tax Reform and Relief will consider 43 proposals related to sales and use tax exemptions. Of those, 13 relate directly to row crop agriculture. The hearing starts at 9am Wednesday at the MAC building at the State Capitol. The proposals, if accepted in […] Read more...

Castro Successor Named in Cuba

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Castro regime in Cuba officially relinquished their hold over the Cuba government on April 18 when they announced that they were nominating Miguel Diaz-Canel, 57-year-old first vice president, to succeed 86 year old Raul Castro. He was approved by the national assembly on Thursday, April 19th. While he is a new name to lead […] Read more...

Boozman Appointed to Migratory Bird Conservation Commission

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman was appointed by President Trump to serve on the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission. The Commission was established in 1929 and is responsible for utilizing dollars collected through the federal duck stamp for purposes of wildlife conservation serving migratory birds. Boozman replaces Senator Thad Cochran of Mississippi who retired from the U.S. […] Read more...

House Agriculture Committee Approves Farm Bill

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 18, the U.S. House Agriculture Committee considered and approved H.R. 2, the Farm and Nutrition Act of 2018 (Farm Bill). The measure was approved on a party line vote as democrats refused to support the bill citing opposition to reforms in the nutrition programs. The committee approved several amendments during the day […] Read more...

April 16 2018 USDA NASS Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 16, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. Farmers continued to make progress despite unseasonably cold weather and widespread rainfalls. According to the report 52 percent of corn acres were planted with 20 percent emerged, 27 percent of […] Read more...
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