Action Alerts

Potash & Agrium Announce Plans to Merge

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Another significant agricultural merger is now officially added to the calendar of major ag mergers to come following an announcement on September 12th that Agrium and Potash would merge and become a giant in the world of fertilizer production.  The merged company would become the top producer of potash and the second largest producer of […] Read more...

Governor Appointed Bruce Holland to Natural Resources Commission

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This July, former Arkansas State Senator and Livestock and Poultry Director, Bruce Holland was appointed by Governor Asa Hutchinson to lead the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC).  Holland replaces Randy Young who retired on July 30th following over 40 years of service to the commission. The ANRC establishes policy and makes funding and regulatory decisions […] Read more...

Oil Pipeline to Memphis Approved for Construction

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Public Service Commission recently approved plans to construct a $900 million crude-oil pipeline that will run from Cushing, Oklahoma, to the Valero oil refinery in Memphis, Tennessee.  Diamond Pipeline LLC plans to build the 440-mile pipeline beginning this year and finishing in 2017.  The pipeline will cross five major Arkansas waterways and traverse […] Read more...

Crawford Speaks to National Cotton Council at Mid-Year Meeting in Memphis

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford attended the National Cotton Council’s Mid-Year Board Meeting in Memphis during the August Congressional recess where he spoke to attendees.  His message was clear, he felt that the Secretary of Agriculture should have designated cottonseed as an other oilseed under his authority under Title I of the 2014 Farm […] Read more...

Dr. Oosterhuis Retires from UofA

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Derrick Oosterhuis retired this summer from the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture after 31 years as a professor of crop (cotton) physiology for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences. His contributions to the cotton industry and in agricultural research and […] Read more...
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