Action Alerts

USDA Updates Crop Progress Report for Arkansas

Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 5th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas crops are advancing well with 95 percent of […] Read more...

Brexit Carries Agricultural Implications

Friday, July 1st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Much of the news in recent days has been tied to the so-called “Brexit,” which was the term utilized to describe the Great Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union.  The decision was made by the voters of the United Kingdom on Thursday, June 23rd, with a vote of 51.89% Leave, 48.11% Stay (17,410,742 […] Read more...

Governor Encourages Effort to Seek Additional Highway Funding Solutions

Friday, July 1st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently hinted at a willingness to support additional long term highway funding when he encouraged the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation to work to build a consensus across the state on addressing the state’s long-term highway infrastructure needs. The statement came at a luncheon at the Governor’s mansion.  The Governor stated that […] Read more...

House May Consider Cuba Amendments

Friday, July 1st, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Just before the U.S. House of Representatives adjourned for a two week Congressional Fourth of July Recess, the House was on track to vote on two amendments related to Cuba that are considered important for agricultural trade.  One of the amendments is being led by Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford. The amendments were scheduled […] Read more...

Ag Council Board of Directors to Meet August 16th in Jonesboro

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Board of Directors of the Ag Council of Arkansas will gather Tuesday, August 16th in Jonesboro at the Arkansas State University Cooper Alumni Center from 8:30am until 2:30pm.   At the meeting, the Board will hear from U.S. Senator John Boozman who will provide an ag policy update from Washington, D.C.  Other guest speakers will […] Read more...
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