Action Alerts

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...

USDA to Allow Early Harvest of Cover Crops on Prevent Plant Acres

Friday, June 21st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, June 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would permit farmers who’ve planted cover crops on prevent plant acres to hay, graze or chop fields on September 1st, which is much earlier than the November 1st restriction that’s been applicable in years past. It’s expected that a record number of […] Read more...

Wes Ward Named Vice President of Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas’s Secretary of Agriculture, Wes Ward, was recently elected by his peers to serve as Vice President of the Southern Association of State Departments of Agriculture (SASDA). SASDA represents 17 states and their state departments of agriculture. The association meets regularly throughout the year to discuss common issues related to state and federal policy. More […] Read more...

More EQIP Funding Available for Groundwater Initiative

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) announced on June 18th that an additional $2 million in Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP) grants were available for farmers under the Arkansas Groundwater Initiative (GWI). The funds are available to help farmers invest in groundwater conservation systems in Arkansas, Prairie, and portions of […] Read more...

June 17 Crop Progress Report

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, June 17, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released crop progress data for Arkansas and the United States. According to the report for Arkansas, nearly all acres are planted with the exception of soybeans, which are estimated to be 79 percent planted. The national report estimated that only […] Read more...
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