Action Alerts

Governor Declares October as Farm to School Month

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/7/2016 Contact: Adriane Barnes, (501) 516-6255, adriane.barnes@arkansas.gov GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON DECLARES OCTOBER AS ARKANSAS FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH Little Rock, Ark. –Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaims October Arkansas Farm to School Month, joining a nationwide movement led by the National Farm to School Network. In Arkansas, 47 school districts use Farm to School practices, […] Read more...

U.S. Judge States that a Syngenta Claim Could be Tried in Arkansas

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information It is now likely that a lawsuit filed by Kenny Falwell of Eagle Lake Farms in Newport, Arkansas, will be put to trial in Arkansas, according to a statement by U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum of Kansas, who is overseeing the class action claims against Syngenta regarding the issues that transpired following the release of Viptera corn […] Read more...

ARC & PLC Payments Being Delivered for 2015 Crop

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it has begun making safety-net payments to many of the 1.7 million farms enrolled in the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs for the 2015 crop year. The safety net programs are estimated to total more than $7 billion due to the sharp […] Read more...

Arkansas Ag Hall of Fame Seeks Nominees

Tuesday, October 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame is seeking nomination from the public through November 4th for its 2016 class. The induction ceremony will be March 4th in Little Rock. The Agricultural Council of Arkansas retains a position on the selection committee and can assist with nominations from Ag Council members. If interested in nominating someone, […] Read more...

USDA Updates Crop Progress and Condition

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 3rd, 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...
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