Action Alerts

Ag Council Board Meeting in Marianna Covers Many Topics

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, May 7th, Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Directors gathered in Marianna at the University of Arkansas’s Lon Mann Cotton Research Station for the organization’s Spring meeting. The gathering featured a group of speakers covering a range of issues. Below are the slides and documents from the meeting’s speakers. More below: Butch Calhoun, […] Read more...

Northwest Arkansas Businesses Join Forces to Promote Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Wal-Mart, JB Hunt, and Tyson Foods announced on Tuesday, May 14th, that they have teamed up together to jointly support innovation and entrepreneurship in a unique partnership with Plug and Play, an accelerator program based in Silicon Valley, CA. The focus of the effort the three companies in Northwest Arkansas will be in transportation and […] Read more...

Bayer Hit With Another Major Tort Award for Roundup

Monday, May 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Despite recent and repeated declarations from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) stating that glyphosate is not likely a carcinogen and safe to use in accordance with the label, another trial in California led to a major jury award for plaintiffs. This time for $2 billion to a husband and wife who claimed they got […] Read more...

May 13 Crop Progress Report

Monday, May 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, May 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The latest report continues to show Arkansas as being well behind its 5 year average for the planting of all commodities, which is primarily due to excess soil moisture and […] Read more...

Trump Promises $15 Billion for Trade Aid to Farmers

Monday, May 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, President Trump announced that he intended to provide U.S. farmers with $15 billion in new trade aid to offset the impacts of the ongoing and escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China. Details of the aid plan have not been published, but U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue indicated a proposed […] Read more...
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