Action Alerts

Trump Picks an Ag Secretary in Perdue

Friday, January 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump, who became the 45th President of the United States on January 20th, announced on January 19th that he nominated former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of Agriculture. Perdue became the final cabinet appointee for the incoming president. For many weeks the rumor mills swirled with multiple prospective names from all regions of […] Read more...

USDA Releases Production Estimates for Arkansas’s 2016 Crop

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released final production estimates for Arkansas during the 2016 crop year. The statistics included acres planted, average yield and total production and compared those numbers to the 2015 crop year. More below, including the report: 1.12.2017 Annual Production Summary Corn: Area […] Read more...

USDA Releases New WASDE

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.  This report provides the latest estimates for major commodities grown in the U.S.  The report shows existing supply and demand while also providing estimates for what will be produced this […] Read more...

Governor Calls for Blue Ribbon Tax Reform Committee

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson delivered a “State of the State” address to the members of the Arkansas General Assembly during the first week of the legislative session. While praising the economic and social condition of the state, the governor did state that he wanted to deliver responsible tax cuts through the legislature this session. While […] Read more...

USDA Invites Applications for RCPP Grants

Thursday, January 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Announces $252 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program Applications requested for innovative partner-driven projects WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2017 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today invited potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional […] Read more...
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