Action Alerts

USDA Allocates $217.5 Million for Floodplain Easements

Monday, July 29th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service is providing over $217 million for conservation easements in floodplains for states affected by significant flooding in recent years, including Arkansas. The program is a voluntary program through which eligible applicants agree to sell a permanent conservation easement to the United States through NRCS. Compensation […] Read more...

General Assembly to Hold Hearing on Arkansas Levees

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas General Assembly will hold a multi-committee hearing on Wednesday, August 1st, to examine the issue of levee infrastructure in Arkansas. The committees will consider the physical condition of each levee system in the state as well as the financial condition of each levee to determine what steps may be needed to shore up […] Read more...

Senate Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Industrial Hemp

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, July 25th, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing on industrial hemp policy. The hearing focused on recent changes in the 2018 farm bill and related regulatory activities of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). In addition, the hearing considered the state of the hemp industry in the United States. More below: […] Read more...

2019 Catfish Production Report

Saturday, July 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On July 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Catfish Production Report. The report shows catfish production numbers for the three largest catfish producing states, Mississippi, Alabama, and Arkansas. More below: Read more...

USDA Announces MFP Payment Information for U.S. Farmers

Friday, July 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 25th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the details of the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payments under the tariff and trade relief initiative of the Trump Administration. The program is the second such program in the last two years, and it’s designed to offset economic losses faced by U.S. farmers as […] Read more...
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