Action Alerts

Arkansas Ag Department Hires Position for Feral Hog Program

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 12/16/19Contact: Amy Lyman, (501) 219-6323, amy.lyman@agriculture.arkansas.gov J.P. Fairhead To Serve as Arkansas Agriculture Feral Hog Eradication Coordinator LITTLE ROCK, AR – The Arkansas Department of Agriculture (Department) has hired John Paul (J.P.) Fairhead as the Department’s first Feral Hog Eradication Program Coordinator.  The newly created position is part of a $3.4 million grant […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Seeks Comments on EQIP Program

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts USDA Invites Input on Environmental Quality Incentives Program Rule LITTLE ROCK, Ark., December 16, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) seeks public comments on its interim rule for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), USDA’s flagship program that helps producers plan and implement 150-plus conservation practices on working […] Read more...

Ag Council Annual Meeting Sets Up Organization for 2020

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On December 12-13, the Ag Council Board of Directors held their Annual Meeting in Little Rock at the Capital Hotel. The meeting offered board members with the opportunity to wrap up the business of the organization for the 2019 year and plan for the year to come (2020). We greatly appreciate the generous sponsorships from […] Read more...

December WASDE Released

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, December 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report. The report provides the latest supply and demand estimates for major agricultural commodities grown in the United States. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing/Archive/2019/December_2019_WASDE_Lockup_Briefing.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/wasde1219.pdf Read more...

Farm Bureau Names Andersons Farm Family of the Year

Monday, December 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Anderson family of Lonoke, Arkansas, were named Farm Family of the Year by Arkansas Farm Bureau. The family jointly operates I.F. Anderson Farm, which is a baitfish farm led by a father son partnership between Neal and Jaime Anderson. They’ve been in business since the late 1940s and have transitioned the operation through 4 […] Read more...
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