Action Alerts

August 7 Crop Progress Report

Monday, August 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 7th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that every acre for the 2017 crop year is planted and crops are progressing quickly.  The corn crop is 91 percent dough stage, 88 percent dent, 41 percent mature, […] Read more...

July 31 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, July 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information July 31st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that every acre for the 2017 crop year is planted and crops are progressing quickly.  The corn crop is 87 percent dough stage, 71 percent dent, and 22 percent mature. The rice […] Read more...

Agriculture and Rural Task Force Meets for Second Time

Monday, July 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Agriculture and Rural Prosperity Task Force, which is composed of cabinet members of the Trump Administration met for the second time over a breakfast meeting at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).  The attendees focused much of their attention on discovering how to best coordinate efforts to reduce regulations, spur job creation and improve infrastructure in […] Read more...

Perdue Visits Mexico to Talk Ag Trade

Monday, July 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue traveled to Mexico last week for a two day meeting with his counterparts in Mexico.  Knowing of the importance of the Mexican market to U.S. agriculture, the Secretary made it clear that the U.S. did not want to see any disruptions or harm caused by the renegotiations […] Read more...

Jennifer James Testifies in Senate Hearing on Farm Bill

Monday, July 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas board member Jennifer James of Newport, Arkansas, testified in a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on behalf of the U.S. rice industry.  The hearing featured 17 total witnesses and focused on the commodities, credit, and risk management titles of the farm bill.  The hearing is one of many hearings […] Read more...
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