Action Alerts

USDA Updates Crop Progress & Condition Report

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas harvesting is advancing well and crop conditions appear […] Read more...

Tyson Foods Buys Stake in Plant Based Protein Company

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas based company Tyson Foods made news this week when it announced that it had purchased an ownership stake in Beyond Meat, a plant based protein company. Tyson is reported to have purchased a 5 percent stake in the privately held company. Beyond Meat maintains a mission is to “create mass-market solutions that perfectly replace animal […] Read more...

TTIP Negotions Held in New York

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) multi-lateral trade agreement negotiations continued last week in New York City as the United States and European trade representatives met for the 15th round of meetings seeking to finalize a trade compact.  Much of the discussion at this round centered around agriculture related tariff and non-tariff trade […] Read more...

Tax Cuts at State Level Appear Challenging with Revenue Numbers

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Less than expected revenues for the state of Arkansas have created a significant obstacle in Governor Hutchinson’s plans to further reduce income taxes for businesses and individuals. The reduced revenue is in part due to a decline in the agriculture economy from low commodity prices, but some of it also is due to the tax […] Read more...

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service recently announced that a significant trove of historical information on agriculture in Arkansas will be digitized and made available to the benefit of the public.  The “Arkansas Extension Circulars” from 1914 through 1945 have been digitized and made available to the public online in […] Read more...
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