Action Alerts

USDA Provides Additional Funding for Farm Operating Loans

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently announced that additional funding will be made available to assist more than 1,900 approved applicants who are awaiting farm operating loans. The funds, which were reprogrammed by FSA with the approval of Congress, will leverage up to $185 million in additional lending for direct and guaranteed farm operation […] Read more...

Bill Baxter Named to Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Former Ag Council of Arkansas President Bill Baxter (Dumas, AR) will be inducted into the National Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame this December.  The Hall of Fame is in its third year, and it is run by Cotton Incorporated.  Cotton Incorporated serves as the center point of the Cotton Research and Promotion Program, […] Read more...

USDA Releases New WASDE and Arkansas Crop Production Report

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report and a Crop Production Report for Arkansas.  According to the Arkansas production report, corn is forecasted to be down 3 percent from the August 1 estimate, cotton is forecasted to be up 50,000 […] Read more...

USDA Releases New Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas crops are advancing well and appear to be […] Read more...

Ag Council Board Members Featured in P.F. Chang’s Advertisement

Monday, September 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Directors Members Dow Brantley and Jennifer James were both featured in a new video from P.F. Chang’s restaurant, which includes rice as a primary ingredient for many of its dishes.  The video series titled “Farm to Wok” focuses on rice production in Arkansas where P.F. Chang’s sources most of […] Read more...
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