Action Alerts

House Ag Committee Chairman Peterson on Open Mic

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson recently joined Agri-Pulse‘s “Open Mic” podcast program to discuss a range of policy issues facing U.S. agriculture. Peterson spoke critically of the Trump administration’s policies on renewable fuels and trade, stating that Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) refinery waivers and ongoing trade wars are injuring the economic condition of […] Read more...

UofA’s Rick Cartwright Announces 2020 Retirement

Thursday, August 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Dr. Rick Cartwright of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service announced his plans to retire from service in June of 2020. Dr. Cartwright has served the UofA System for 27 years and currently serves as senior associate VP for agriculture-extension. Since joining the Division of Agriculture in 1992, Cartwright served […] Read more...

Cotton Inc Submits Mid-Year Report to USDA

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Cotton Incorporated recently submitted its 2019 Mid-Year Report to the Secretary Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The report summarizes program activities in the various mission areas of Cotton Incorporated. These areas include agriculture and environmental research, fiber quality research, consumer product research, supply chain research, and product and consumer marketing research. More […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Announces $25 Million Rural Broadband Initiative

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts In early August, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a $25 million state grant program called Arkansas Rural Connect (ARC) to implement part of the state’s broadband plan by expanding telecommunication infrastructure to underserved communities in Arkansas. According to Governor Hutchinson, ARC will provide grants to qualifying communities of at least 500 people to deploy high-speed broadband […] Read more...

Arkansas Soybean Acres Lowest Since 1960

Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A major news story coming from recent U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) crop reports is the significant reduction in soybean acres in Arkansas. USDA’s latest report pegs Arkansas soybeans at 2.65 million acres, down 590,000 acres from 2018, when Arkansas farmers harvested 3.24 million acres of soybeans. The reduction in […] Read more...
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