Action Alerts

Hutchinson Addresses Farm Bureau Discusses Trade Talks with Trump

Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was the keynote speaker at the Arkansas Farm Bureau Annual Convention held in Hot Springs November 30th through December 2nd. Much of his speech focused on his efforts to help agriculture find new markets through trade.  He specifically pointed out his recent trips to Cuba, Europe and China where he promoted […] Read more...

Louisiana Row Rice Discussion Talks Positives and Negatives of Method

Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several farmers in Louisiana convened recently for a producer discussion on row rice, a method for growing furrow irrigated rice that has gained popularity in recent years. The discussion was led by rice specialists with Louisiana State University who addressed questions from farmers on the positives and negatives of utilizing row rice production methods. More […] Read more...

UofA Rice Varieties Show Promise

Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Diamond and Titan, two conventional long and medium grain rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas, performed well in small plot and cooperative farm trial runs by the University. Jarrod Hardke, Extension rice agronomist for the Division of Agriculture, says each performed well in a difficult growing year. He went further to say the […] Read more...

Arkansas Farmers Received and Estimated $371 Million in Safety Net Payments

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to recent news reports, Arkansas farmers received roughly $371 million in federal farm bill safety-net payments for the 2015 crop year.  The primary cause for the payments was depressed commodity prices through the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program and the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) programs. The payments for the 2015 crop represent a 74 percent […] Read more...

USDA Report Highlights Ag Technology Investments

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In late November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an annual report on Technology Transfer that highlighted new agriculture related discoveries, inventions and processes that were made or resulting from USDA research or investments.  The report (linked below) focused on technologies with potential for commercial application. More information below: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2016/11/0248.xml&navid=NEWS_RELEASE&navtype=RT&parentnav=LATEST_RELEASES&edeployment_action=retrievecontent https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/ott/FY15-TT_9-30.pdf   Read more...
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