Action Alerts

FC Stone Offering Grain Producer Risk Academy in Chicago this July

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas Sustaining Member, INTL FCStone, is offering an grain market education seminar this summer (July 23-25) in Chicago for producers and grain grain merchants. The three day seminar named the “Top-Tier Grain Producer Risk Academy” is designed for elite, large pro-active producers (2,000+ tillable acres) of corn, soybeans, wheat and other grains […] Read more...

UofA Offering Irrigation Competition for Greatest Efficiency

Thursday, April 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture has developed a new peer to peer challenge completion among farmers to find the most efficient irrigators. The challenge is being named the “Most Crop per Drop irrigation contest” and entries are due June 1. The contest open to rice, corn, soybean growers, and farmers can enter […] Read more...

China Threatens Major Tariffs on More Ag Commodities

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On Tuesday, April 3rd, China further escalated its response to U.S. trade threats by announcing plans to impose 25% tariffs on soybean, cotton, corn, wheat and other U.S. commodities and food products as well as other U.S. exports. The action by China was in direct response to new U.S. threats against China that were added […] Read more...

Tyson Announces New Sustainability Plans that Affect Feed Inputs

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, April 3rd, Tyson Foods announced new sustainability goals as it relates to row crop farmers providing animal feed inputs. The new initiative is being dubbed as the “2 million acre commitment,” and will encourage grain farmers to adopt more efficient fertilizer practices, and take additional measures to reduce water runoff and soil loss. […] Read more...

Lt. Governor Talks State Government Transformation Initiatives

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Lt. Governor Tim Griffin recently sat down with Talk Business and Politics‘ Roby Brock to discuss Arkansas’s initiatives to transform state government. Governor Hutchinson recently announced his goal of transforming state government to develop savings and find efficiencies in use of tax dollars to provide government services. Specifically, the Governor outlined plans to reduce […] Read more...
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