Action Alerts

Ag Council Board Meets in Southeast Arkansas to Talk Conservation and Markets

Monday, June 6th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On May 26th, Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Directors held their Spring meeting in Pickens, Arkansas.  A full house was present at the Walnut Lake Country Club to hear from three guest speakers there to address environmental issues and commodity markets. Harrison Pittman, Director of the National Ag Law Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas, was […] Read more...

Recent Ruling by US Supreme Court on Clean Water Act Pleases Landowners and Agriculture

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 31st, the Supreme Court of the United States made a ruling that favored landowners as it relates to wetland determinations by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The ruling pertains to utilization of the Clean Water Act and the definition of Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The decision confirms that landowners can […] Read more...

Arkansas Ag Reporter Gary DiGiuseppe Dies Early Morning in Car Accident

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Well known agriculture news reporter Gary DiGiuseppe was tragically killed in an automobile accident on the I-430 River Bridge in Pulaski County early the morning of June 1st.  His vehicle was met head on by a vehicle heading towards him from the wrong direction.  Both drivers were killed in the crash. Gary was on his […] Read more...

USDA Extends Farm Restructuring Deadline to July 1 for Actively Engaged Rules

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At the end of May, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would extend for 30 days the June 1 deadline to record farm organization structures to determine qualifications for farm programs as it relates to new definitions to qualify “Active Engagement” of individuals in farming operations. Farming operations now have until July […] Read more...

Arkansas Special Session Provides Highway Funds Addresses Other Issues

Friday, June 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Near the end of May, the Arkansas General Assembly officially wrapped up a very brief special session that followed the fiscal session and another previous special session focused on health care.  The most recent special session was initially intended to simply tackle highway funding needs, but the agenda expanded some to include a few other […] Read more...
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