Action Alerts

Farm Bill Fails on House Floor

Monday, May 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, May 18th, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to get enough votes to get final passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 or the farm bill. The measure failed with a vote of 198-213 with no support from democrats and several republicans from the so-called Freedom Caucus. Democrats largely opposed […] Read more...

House Appropriations Committee Advances Ag and Energy & Water Spending Bills

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 16th, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved two spending bills related to agriculture. The two measures, the Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Appropriations Act and the Energy and Water Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2018. The agriculture bill provides funding for operations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the […] Read more...

Plant Board to Meet on Industrial Hemp Research Program at June 21 Meeting

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board will meet at 10:00 am, June 21, 2018 at the State Plant Board offices, #1 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR, to consider proposed Regulations for the Industrial Hemp Research Program in Arkansas at its next quarterly board meeting.  The proposed rule would allow the establishment of industrial hemp research projects […] Read more...

Cotton Foundation Offering Excellent Leadership Opportunities for Arkansas Cotton Producers

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Cotton Foundation is once again offering excellent educational and leadership opportunities through two key producer education programs sponsored by John Deere and Bayer Crop Science. The Multi-Commodity Education Program sponsored by John Deere, which will be from June 24 through 29th, includes a tour of Idaho agriculture with the Idaho Barley Commission and Idaho […] Read more...

Ag Council Meeting Featured Governor Hutchinson and Secretary Ward

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council board of directors held its spring meeting on May 10th in North Little Rock, Arkansas. The meeting featured Governor Asa Hutchinson and Arkansas Secretary of Agriculture Wes Ward. Following their presentations, the board of directors visited about a variety of public policy matters as well as Ag Council business matters. During his […] Read more...
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