Action Alerts

House and Senate Consider Zika Legislation

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information It’s been a busy few days in Washington, D.C., as Congress seeks to advance legislation related to combating the mosquito born virus known as Zika. The Zika virus, which is delivered by certain species of mosquitoes with a presence throughout much of the U.S., can infect anyone. However, the greatest concern lies with pregnant women, […] Read more...

National Academies of Science Say GMOs No Harm to Health

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, May 17th, the National Academies of Science (NAS) released a 388 page report that represented the results of a two year study on genetically modified organisms in crop production. The document confirmed what most in agriculture already understood to be true, and that is that genetically engineered crops are safe for humans to […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Crop Updates

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service has several updates for farmers on their Arkansas crops blog.  These include market updates, verification study updates, and recommendations for farmers in the current crop year. To read the latest posts, click the link below: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/ Read more...

Governor Calls Special Session

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 16th, Governor Hutchinson made the upcoming special session official when he made the official call to legislators. Included in this session will be a short-term highway funding fix and a more controversial provision related to worker’s compensation laws in Arkansas. The Ag Council of Arkansas along with the Arkansas State Chamber of […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 16th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released and updated crop progress and condition report for Arkansas. The report offers a state-wide update on the 2016 crop. According to the report 100 percent of corn crop is planted with 98 percent emerged. Rice is 96 percent planted and […] Read more...
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