Action Alerts

National Weather Service Annual Weather Summary

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Weather Service (NWS) Little Rock recently posted on their website a summary of weather from 2018. The post includes details related to the entire year and specific weather events. 2018 brought significant weather to agriculture, particularly throughout the fall and winter, in which heavy and consistent rains caused significant harvest delays, crop damage, […] Read more...

Former Ag Council President Otis Howe, Jr. Passes

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Former Ag Council of Arkansas president Otis J. Howe, Jr., passed away on January 3rd, at age 90. Howe served as president of the Ag Council in 1967, and he was honored at the Ag Council Annual Meeting during the Presidents’ Dinner last month. Services will be held in Helena, Arkansas, at St. John’s Episcopal […] Read more...

ASU Agribusiness Conference February 13

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas State University Agribusiness Conference will be held at the A-State Fowler Center on February 13th. This meeting is the 25th year of the conference. The program is geared toward offering information and agricultural policy education to farmers, agribusiness professionals, students and educators across the Mid-South. The 2019 conference will focus on farm management, […] Read more...

U.S. – China Trade Talks to Continue This Week

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On the week of January 7th, the United States and China will return to the table in Beijing to continue their discussions on trade. There are many components to be discussed, including agriculture. The ongoing trade dispute, which has led to retaliatory tariffs from both sides has caused significant market disruption for U.S. agricultural commodities […] Read more...

Legislation Introduced to Consolidate State Government

Monday, January 7th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts More below: The Arkansas General Assembly officially began its work January 14th, and several bills have been filed. Some of those bills include measures to accomplish Governor Hutchinson’s goal of creating 15 cabinet level positions and consolidating several agencies into 15 departments. This plan includes making the Secretary of Agriculture one of the 15 cabinet […] Read more...
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