Action Alerts

Trump Budget Proposal Calls for Farm Program Cuts

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, February 10th, the Trump Administration submitted to Congress its 2021 fiscal year budget proposal. The proposal called for reforms to crop insurance, commodity programs and conservation programs in an effort to provide significant budget savings. The proposal kickstarts the process in Congress for providing funding for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins October […] Read more...

UofA to Host Irrigation Education Seminars for Surge Valves and Soil Moisture Sensors

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture is hosting irrigation education seminars in the coming weeks throughout East Arkansas. The five sessions will begin February 11th and conclude March 6th. More below: https://twitter.com/SimpsonAgronomy/status/1225610184778829827/photo/1 Read more...

Delta Regional Authority Maintains Investments in Entrepreneurial Development

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has awarded Winrock International a $675,785 grant to continue the successful Delta Innovation Fund (I-Fund) program through October 2021. Modeled on the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, the I-Fund is a proof-of-concept business training program designed to assist potential start-up companies emerging from universities and communities across the DRA’s eight-state, 252-county territory, […] Read more...

NEA Peanut Production Meeting February 18th

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service will host a Northeast Arkansas Area Peanut Meeting in Lake City on Tuesday, February 18th. The meeting will address a variety of issues related to peanut production in Arkansas. More below: Read more...

USDA Indicates Openness to Amend Hemp Rules

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts A public comment period on USDA Agriculture Marketing Service’s (AMS) interim rules for industrial hemp closed on January 29th, and the agency received roughly 4,600 comments on the proposed rule. According to Bruce Summer, administrator of the Agriculture Marketing Service, the comments were under review and could lead to some changes for 2020 and even […] Read more...
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