Action Alerts

Hemp Provision in Farm Bill Could Boost Industry

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A provision included in the 2018 farm bill would affirmatively legalize industrial hemp, which could be a boon to state’s like Arkansas that are in the process of developing industrial hemp industries through commercial research programs. The McConnell provision amends the Controlled Substances Act, which states that CBD derived from hemp is considered a controlled […] Read more...

Farm Bill Sails Through Congress to President’s Desk

Thursday, December 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On the week of December 10th, the farm bill conference report rapidly moved through the House and Senate receiving broad bipartisan support in both chambers. The measure was approved in the U.S. Senate with a vote of 87-13 and in the U.S. House with a vote of 369-47. The only member of the Arkansas Congressional […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Arkansas Accepting EQIP Applications Until January 11

Wednesday, December 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Release No.: 121018-01 Contact: Reginald Jackson, State Public Affairs Specialist (501) 301-3133(w) 501-352-7761(c) reginald.jackson@ar.usda.gov USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Accepting 2019 EQIP Applications through Jan. 11, 2019 LITTLE ROCK, Dec. 10, 2018 – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until Jan. 11, 2019, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through […] Read more...

Senate Approves Farm Bill Conference Report

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, December 11th, the United States Senate approved the 2018 Farm Bill Conference Report with a vote of 87-13. The measure now goes to the House of Representatives for final consideration. It’s expected that the House will approve with broad bipartisan support, and that President Trump will soon sign the measure into law. Senator […] Read more...

December 11 WASDE Report

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, December 11th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report provides the latest supply and demand estimates for world agricultural commodities. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing/Archive/2018/December_2018_WASDE_Lockup_Briefing.pdf Read more...
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