Action Alerts

Deadline to Signup for Market Facilitation Program is February 14

Friday, February 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Farmers looking to get trade adjustment assistance from USDA have until February 14th to sign up with USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) in order to be eligible for payment assistance. The Market Facilitation Program – administered by the USDA Farm Service Agency – will provide direct payments to eligible producers of soybeans, sorghum, corn, wheat, […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Talks to AgDay

Friday, February 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday morning USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue sat down with Farm Journal’s AgDay TV to discuss the latest on trade, farm bill programs, and other policy matters facing U.S. farmers and the agriculture industry. Read more...

Perdue Announces Trade Promotion Funding

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 31st, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA has awarded $200 million to 57 organizations through the Agricultural Trade Promotion Program (ATP) to help U.S. farmers and ranchers identify and access new export markets. The ATP is one of three USDA programs created to mitigate the effects of unjustified trade retaliation against U.S. […] Read more...

Legislature Begins Discussions on Highway Funding Plan

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas General Assembly is now three weeks into its legislative session, and debate on highway funding is beginning to take shape. Most expect highway funding to be the third big ticket legislative issue item in addition to tax cuts and government reorganization. With introduction of highway funding legislation from Representative Dan Douglas (R-Bentonville), a […] Read more...

Webinar from UofA Looks at New Farm Bill

Thursday, January 31st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, January 31st, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture hosted a Food and Agriculture Webinar on the new farm bill. Speaking on the farm bill was Keith Coble of Mississippi State University. Coble is a Giles Distinguished Professor and Head of the Agricultural Economics Department at Mississippi State University where he focuses […] Read more...
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