Action Alerts

Scott Agri to Offer Crop Marketing Education Seminars

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Scott Agri, an Ag Council of Arkansas sponsor and an Arkansas based crop marketing service company, is offering free crop marketing seminars in January across the East Arkansas. The seminars will be offered from January 16th through January 29th in various locations, including England, Newport, Jonesboro, Osceola, and Dumas. Meetings are open to anyone wishing […] Read more...

October 30th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 30th, 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 harvest is complete or almost complete for many Arkansas farmers. The corn crop is 100 percent harvested, rice is 97 percent harvested, soybeans are 89 percent harvested, […] Read more...

New Farmworker Bill Narrowly Approved by House Committee

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 25th, the House Judiciary Committee approved by a 17-16 vote a bill to create a new agricultural guestworker program for America’s farmers and ranchers. The Agricultural Guestworker Act (AG Act H.R. 4092), authored by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte (R-VA), would replace the H-2A guest worker program with a new H-2C program to be […] Read more...

House Approves Final Budget Resolution to Set Stage for Tax Reform

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 26th, the U.S. House passed the Senate version of the 2018 Budget Resolution by a 216-212 vote completing work on a budgetary framework that is designed to offer a process to advance tax reform legislation. The resolution contains reconciliation instructions regarding tax reform, but does not contain any reconciliation instructions directing the Agriculture […] Read more...

Ag Groups Warn Trump Administration of NAFTA Concerns

Friday, October 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A diverse agricultural coalition of over 85 organizations sent a letter to Commerce Secretary Ross to express the significant market risks of a U.S. withdrawal from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The letter identified industry specific export levels that would be at risk and expected impacts within those industries if a withdrawal from NAFTA […] Read more...
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