Action Alerts

China Signs Protocol for US Rice Imports

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 20, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reached agreement with Chinese officials on final details of a protocol to allow the United States to begin exporting rice to China for the first time ever. This has been an ongoing discussion between the two nations for […] Read more...

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Visits Arkansas Farmers

Thursday, July 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 20, the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) visited Little Rock to visit with the agriculture and forestry industries of Arkansas.  His primary objective was to kickstart the comment period of the rewrite of the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and to outline his vision for the EPA and […] Read more...

Stratton Seed Gets State Approval for Solar Energy System

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Stratton Seed Company of Stuttgart announced this month that it had received approval from the Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) to move forward with a “net-metering” facility for solar power.  The company reportedly plans to build a 1-megawatt solar array capable of supplying power to all 11 of its facilities in Arkansas and Lonoke counties while […] Read more...

Rice Leadership Posts Announced in Dallas at Summer Meeting

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At the USA Rice Summer Meeting in Dallas this July, USA Rice and Arkansas Rice both announced their leaders for their respective organizations.  Below is a summary of the leadership posts for Arkansas Rice as well as a written summary from USA Rice on their leadership posts. Arkansas Rice Federation Leadership Posts: Federation Chairman: Dow […] Read more...

July 17 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 17th, 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 99 percent silked, 69 percent dough stage, 33 percent dent, and 2 […] Read more...
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