Action Alerts

Senate Leader McConnell to Push for Industrial Hemp Law Change

Monday, March 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, March 26th, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) announced plans to introduce legislation following the Easter recess to recognize industrial hemp as an agricultural commodity, thus making it fully exempt from criminal prosecution as a controlled substance. The bill would allow states to be the primary regulators for industrial hemp. Such legislation, […] Read more...

Ag Council Spring Board of Directors Meeting May 10th in Little Rock

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas will hold its next board of directors meeting in North Little Rock on Thursday, May 10th, at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel. The meeting will be open to Ag Council Board of Directors only. Other Ag Council members are permitted to attend, but should RSVP prior to attending. Prior to the […] Read more...

Special Session Included Provision for Animal Agriculture

Friday, March 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Members of the Arkansas General Assembly concluded a special legislative session in three days following the conclusion of its fiscal session. The legislative session offered three days for considering select legislation that was deemed of critical importance and having broad support. Included in the list of measures approved was a bill to ensure that farmers […] Read more...

Judge Halts Marijuana Cultivation Licenses in Arkansas

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Wendell Griffen on Wednesday, March 21, declared the state Medical Marijuana Commission’s process of scoring and awarding Arkansas’ first highly-prized licenses to five marijuana cultivators to be “null and void” under the constitutional amendment approved by voters in the November 2016 election. The decision is likely to be appealed, but […] Read more...

March 19, 2018 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 19th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued its first 2018 Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, there were 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, March 18, 2018. Topsoil moisture supplies were 0 percent very short, 2 percent short, […] Read more...
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