Action Alerts

June 10 Arkansas Crop Progress Report

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, June 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offered indicated that much of the crops were planted, but that soybeans continued to lag well behind its five year average. The report does not offer estimates for […] Read more...

Trump Administration Further Tightens Screws on Cuba Rules

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 7th, the Trump Administration announced new rules that further implement restrictions on travel to Cuba. The policy continues the trend of implementing policy that limits travel and commerce between the U.S. and Cuba. This policy further restricts opportunities for the U.S. agriculture industry from accessing the Cuba market. More below: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm700 https://talkbusiness.net/2019/06/trump-administration-restricts-non-family-recreational-travel-to-cuba/ […] Read more...

Farmer Sentiment Hits 32 Month Low

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to the ongoing Ag Economy Barometer study conducted by Perdue University and the CME Group, farmer sentiment has fallen significantly in the last two months as farmers continue to struggle with poor planting weather and low commodity prices largely due to over supply and trade wars. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12269-ag-economy-barometer-farmers-attitudes-drop-again https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/farmer-sentiment-collapsing-as-financial-conditions-continue-to-decline/ https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/ Read more...

House Appropriations Committee Advances Agriculture Spending Bill

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 4th, the House Appropriations Committee marked up and approved its fiscal year 2020 agriculture appropriations bill that provides operating funds for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bill provides $24.3 billion and ignores the president’s budget proposal, which called for a cut of 15% […] Read more...

Nathan Reed Recognized as 40 Under 40

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Director Member Nathan Reed of Marianna was recently recognized by Arkansas Business as a member of the 2019 40 Under 40 list. The annual list intends to recognize leaders in business and policy across the state. In addition to his leadership role at the Ag Council, Reed also serves […] Read more...
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