Action Alerts

U.S. House Agriculture Committee Set

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The 116th Congress is significantly different from the 115th Congress after a change in majority, and with this change and a new Congress comes new members to every committee. The membership to the House Agriculture Committee has been set with several new members. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11838-three-republican-newcomers-join-house-ag-committee https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11829-nearly-half-of-house-ag-committee-majority-members-are-freshman Read more...

USDA to Reopen All FSA Offices to Serve Farmers

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, January 22rd, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the Department would reopen all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices beginning Thursday, January 24th. Full hours of operation will continue through February 8th, at which point a reduced opening will be offered. The reopening amidst a government wide shutdown is an exceptional effort to ensure […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Extension Service Updates

Friday, January 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture has posted new information to its producer information blog Arkansas-Crops. The latest post include a variety of commodity and market updates from the University’s research and extension programs. More below: http://arkansascrops.com Read more...

Tyson Foods Partners with Environmental Defense Fund on Sustainability Effort

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Tyson Foods and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced on January 15th a new sustainability initiative that plans to incorporate 500,000 acres of corn into a land and farm stewardship system that is designed to address greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and enhance farmer profitability. This pilot program partnership will also incorporate MyFarms and […] Read more...

USDA Opens Some FSA Offices on Short Term Temporary Basis

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, January 16th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that some Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices would be open to assist producers amid the ongoing federal government shutdown. According to the announcement, about half of the FSA offices will open Thursday, January 17th, Friday, January 18th, and Tuesday, January 22nd. More […] Read more...
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