Action Alerts

George Dunklin Named to Wetlands America Trust

Friday, January 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Former Ag Council of Arkansas President George Dunklin was recently named as a Board of Trustee member to the Wetlands America Trust, the land trust arm of Ducks Unlimited. Dunklin carries a deep understanding of agriculture and waterfowl conservation, and he’s long been active in Ducks Unlimited having served as Chairman and President of the […] Read more...

Government Shutdown to Ended with Short Term Deal

Friday, January 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, January 25th, President Donald Trump announced that he would agree to reopen the federal government for 3 weeks through February 15th to allow for additional time to negotiate border security policy with Congress. The deal ended the longest U.S. government shutdown in U.S. history at 36 days. Over 800,000 federal employees, including USDA […] Read more...

Farmers & Merchants Bank Grows through Acquisition

Friday, January 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Farmers and Merchants Bank of Stuttgart recently expanded its operations and footprint across Arkansas through a recent acquisition of another Arkansas bank, Mountain Home Bancshares and its subsidiary, Integrity Bank. More below: https://www.arkansasbusiness.com/article/125211/integrity-ceo-gary-childers-farmers-merchants-came-calling Read more...

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Set

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The 116th Congress is significantly different from the 115th Congress after a change in majority, and with this change and a new Congress comes new members to every committee. The membership to the House Agriculture Committee has been set with several new members. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11838-three-republican-newcomers-join-house-ag-committee https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11829-nearly-half-of-house-ag-committee-majority-members-are-freshman Read more...

USDA to Reopen All FSA Offices to Serve Farmers

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, January 22rd, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Department would reopen all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices beginning Thursday, January 24th. Full hours of operation will continue through February 8th, at which point a reduced opening will be offered. The reopening amidst a government wide shutdown is an exceptional effort to ensure […] Read more...
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