Action Alerts

FDA to Hold Public Hearing on CBD Products

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will soon hold a public hearing on May 31st to consider how to approach food and beverage products that contain hemp based cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that promises to relax the body without altering the mind like tetrahydrocannabinol […] Read more...

Disaster Aid for Hurricane and Flood Victims Uncertain

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A major supplemental disaster aid bill that is under consideration in Congress to assist farmers and communities harmed by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters stalled in Congress prior to the Easter recess. For U.S. agriculture, disaster assistance is of utmost importance in areas of the Southeast (hurricanes) and the Midwest (floods). More below: Read more...

Arkansas NRCS Posts Newsletter

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The state offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Arkansas recently published an updated newsletter highlighting their work and priorities in the state. That newsletter and more information on signup programs for USDA NRCS programs are listed below. More below: May 10 Signup Deadline for CSP Applications May 31 Application Deadline for CIG […] Read more...

Budget Uncertainties Continue in Washington

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts With a split Congress and a recently missed deadline to reach a budget agreement, uncertainty on federal funding for the upcoming fiscal year is on the rise. While Congress is certain to ignore the budget proposal offered by President Trump in March, it’s not clear if the two parties and two houses can reach an […] Read more...

Trade Issues Take Center Stage in Nation’s Capital

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States is currently juggling an abundance of trade negotiations that carry great weight to the American agriculture industry. These negotiations are vital to the well-being of most farms, and the ability to settle the agreements in a timely fashion is of equal importance to finishing them in a positive fashion. Included in the […] Read more...
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