Action Alerts

Bayer Announces New Soybean Research Venue in East Arkansas

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier in March, Bayer announced that it was opening a new $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center just north of Marion, Arkansas. The new facility is located on roughly 180 acres of research plots. The facility will employ about 10 people who will work as part of a much larger team of crop scientists […] Read more...

Ag Day Includes Summit in DC

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 21st, many in the United States celebrated National Ag Day to recognize the contribution of agriculture to the economy and people of America. The day included a proclamation from President Trump recognizing the day as National Agriculture Day and a full day summit in Washington, D.C., which included in depth conversations about policies […] Read more...

March Freeze May Impact Wheat Crop

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An extended freeze period in mid-March may have caused crop damage to Arkansas’s wheat crop in areas that experienced persistent low temperatures. According to the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service, most of the damage is isolated to areas in Northeast Arkansas. Jason Kelly of the Extension Service underscored in a […] Read more...

Trump Budget Cuts Farm and Rural Funds

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 16th, President Donald Trump released his first budget proposal for the upcoming 2018 fiscal year, which will begin October 1. The budget document is non-binding and must be approved by congress before it can take effect. The document does not contain significant details but did outline some specifics on discretionary budget cuts, including […] Read more...

Perdue Gets Senate Confirmation Hearing

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 23rd, the Senate Agriculture Committee held its confirmation hearing for the nominee for Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue of Georgia. By all accounts, he past that test and impressed members of the committee from both sides of the aisle. His nomination is expected to clear the committee in the near future and it […] Read more...
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