Action Alerts

USDA Selects Kansas City for NIFA and ERS Relocation Site

Thursday, June 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 13th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that Kansas City was selected to serve as the relocation site for the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) and the Economic Research Service (ERS). Secretary Perdue stated that the move would save the Department roughly $20 million a year, and […] Read more...

Indigo Ag Plans to Pay Farmers for Carbon Sequestration

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Indigo Ag, a relatively new agriculture start-up company with world headquarters in Memphis, TN, announced that it would implement a new program designed to pay farmers for storing carbon. Indigo is hoping to serve as market maker and the middle-man between farmers and investors (companies and individuals) looking to purchase carbon credits. Indigo currently offers […] Read more...

New Beer from Lost40 Brewery Features Arkansas Rice

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Lost40 Brewery in Little Rock, Arkansas, recently unveiled a new beer called “2nd Rodeo,” that features Arkansas grown rice. The effort was celebrated earlier this month at a product launch event with the Arkansas Rice Federation, and the beer is available at Lost40 Brewery and Restaurant in downtown Little Rock and in stores where you […] Read more...

Trump Administration Announce Private Sector Advisors on Ag Trade Policy Committees

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer today announced the appointment of 140 private-sector members to the Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and six Agricultural Technical Advisory Committees for Trade. Included in the list is Ag Council of Arkansas Vice President Dow Brantley of Lonoke who was reappointed to his […] Read more...

Cover Crop Seeds May See Shortages

Wednesday, June 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Widespread flooding and delayed or prevented plantings have led to a situation in which many fear seeds for cover crops could see shortages due to higher demand as farmers consider cover crops on acres unavailable for traditional crops. USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue recently indicated that there may be some Market Facilitation Program funding available to […] Read more...
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