Action Alerts

USA Rice Seeks Nominations for Annual Rice Awards

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information From USA Rice: 2016 Rice Awards Application Open Apr 22, 2016 From left: Rice Farming Editor Vicky Boyd, Horizon Ag’s Tim Walker, Jimmy Hoppe, and USA Rice Chairman Dow Brantley. ARLINGTON, VA — USA Rice, in conjunction with Horizon Ag and Rice Farming magazine, is seeking nominations for the 2016 Rice Awards to recognize rice […] Read more...

Iraq Purchases 90,000 Metric Tons of U.S. Rice in April

Thursday, April 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States will be a significant source of imported rice to Iraq according to USA Rice, which announced that the U.S. was successful in a recent Iraqi tender, which included the purchase of 90,000 MT of long grain rice from the United States along with a 60,000 MT order from South America.  The new […] Read more...

Cotton Foundation Seeks Nominees for Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas, in partnership with the Cotton Foundation, is seeking nominees to take part in the Producer Information Exchange (P.I.E.) program for 2016. This year’s program for Arkansas producers along with other Mid-South producers from Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee and Missouri will take place July 17-22 and will include a trip to the […] Read more...

Former Arkansas Congressman and State Leader Ray Thornton Dead at 87

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas lost another legend in politics and public service earlier this month when Ray Thornton died at 87 years of age.  Mr. Thornton let the state in many capacities including Attorney General, Congressman, Supreme Court Justice, and president of the University of Arkansas and Arkansas State University. Below are a few articles that highlight his […] Read more...

Governor Successfully Avoids Fiscal Cliff and Extends Medicaid Expansion

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson was successful in threading the needle with creative legislative maneuvering this fiscal session to prevent Arkansas from facing a fiscal crisis that would have emerged from a failure to continue to operate the federally funded medicaid expansion program in Arkansas.  The program previously known as the “Private Option” in its first […] Read more...
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