Action Alerts

August Board Meeting Set for Jonesboro August 19th

Friday, June 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information, Upcoming Events On Monday, August 19th, the Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Directors will hold its next meeting in Jonesboro. The meeting will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn. The meeting will feature guest speakers and will offer the opportunity for the organization to conduct business and discuss policy matters. The meeting is sponsored by […] Read more...

UofA Hosts Webinar on Conservation with USA Rice

Friday, June 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, June 20th, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture hosted an online webinar with USA Rice focused on conservation initiatives of the industry and related opportunities for farmers to implement incentivized conservation practices on working farmlands. Participating for USA Rice was Josh Hankins, Director of Grower Relations and Rice Stewardship Partnership for […] Read more...

House Considers Agriculture Spending Bill

Friday, June 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On the week of June 17th, the U.S. House began floor consideration of its fiscal year 2020 appropriation bill for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The appropriation measure is considered a “minibus” bill as it contains funding for multiple federal government agencies. During consideration of the measure, […] Read more...

NRCS Offering Re-enrollment for CRP Contracts

Friday, June 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) its offering farmers and ranchers with expiring Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) contracts a chance to renew those contracts through re-enrollment or a one-year extension. The sign up period runs from June 3 through August 23. More below: https://www.fsa.usda.gov/news-room/news-releases/2019/usda-offers-producers-options-to-re-enroll-or-extend-expiring-crp-contracts Read more...

Arkansas Set to Receive USDA Funding for Feral Hog Eradication

Friday, June 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on June 20th that Arkansas would be a recipient of federal funds under a $75 million pilot program to help eradication and control of feral swine. The 2018 Farm Bill included this new pilot program to help address the threat that feral swine pose to agriculture, ecosystems and […] Read more...
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