Action Alerts

Jennifer James Elected to Riceland Board of Directors

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Director member, Jennifer James of Newport, Arkansas, was recently elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Riceland Foods, a farmer owned cooperative headquartered in Stuttgart and the world’s largest miller of rice. James, a fourth generation farmer, serves in a variety of industry leadership roles, including Chairman […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Seeks New On-Farm Conservation Innovation Grant Applications

Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Contact: Reginald Jackson, State Public Affairs Specialist (501) 301-3133(w) 501-352-7761(c) reginald.jackson@ar.usda.gov USDA Opens Signup for New On-Farm Trials Effort LITTLE ROCK, AR, MAY 17, 2019 – USDA is investing up to $25 million per year over the next five years to help support the adoption and evaluation of innovative conservation approaches on agricultural lands. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation […] Read more...

U.S., Canada, and Mexico Reach Agreement on Certain Tariffs

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The United States has reached a new agreement with its trading partners to the North and South that will eliminate certain tariffs between the three nations. The agreement is likely to increase the chances for the new U.S., Mexico, Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) to be approved by Congress. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12210-us-canada-mexico-reach-deal-on-metals-clearing-usmca-obstacle? https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/canada-mexico-lift-tariffs-on-us-goods-after-trump-scraps-steel-aluminum-levies/ar-AABDBo8 Read more...

Trump Offers 1/4 of 2019 Salary to USDA

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Amid an ongoing economic crisis facing much of the U.S. agriculture industry due to ongoing trade disputes, poor market conditions, and challenging weather events, President Trump announced that he would donate a quarter of his presidential salary to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The donation of $100,000 will go towards farmer outreach initiatives. More […] Read more...

Legislature and DOT Plan to Provide More Transparency and Efficiency in Use of Highway Funds

Monday, May 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts With an important ballot measure for highway funding heading to the ballot box in November 2020, where voters will determine whether to extend the dedicated 1/2 cent sales tax for highway funding, both the General Assembly and the Department of Transportation are increasing efforts to ensure good stewardship of taxpayer funds and more transparency in […] Read more...
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