Action Alerts

Ag Council Leaders Make Push for Cuba Trade

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Two Ag Council board of director members (Dow Brantley and Mark Isbell) both had opinion pieces published this week promoting the opportunities that normalizing trade with Cuba can bring.  Both speak of the importance of the Cuban market for Arkansas rice, which is well documented, but they also express with sincerity the potential for delivering […] Read more...

Turkey Slaps Duty on U.S. Cotton

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Much to the frustration of the U.S. cotton industry, the government of Turkey announced in mid-April that it would apply a 3 percent tariff on U.S. cotton fiber imports.  This announcement was also denounced by the textile industry of Turkey which depends heavily on cotton supply from the U.S.  According to the Turkish government, the […] Read more...

End of May is Deadline for Arkansas Century Farm Applications

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information ­ REMINDER RELEASE: 4/27/2016 Contact: Adriane Barnes, (501) 516-6255, adriane.barnes@arkansas.gov Arkansas Agriculture Department Opens 2016 Arkansas Century Farms Program to New Applications through May 31 Little Rock, Ark. – The Arkansas Agriculture Department has opened the Century Farm program to new applications for 2016 inductees.  Century Farm families have owned and farmed the same land […] Read more...

USDA Announces Marketing Loan Information for 2016

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced information related to marketing assistance loans for 2016.  The announcements were for 2016 marketing assistance loan rates for wheat, corn grain sorghum, barley, oats, soybeans, and other oilseeds and for the 2016 crop loan rate differentials (premiums and discounts) for upland and extra-long staple cotton.  […] Read more...

New Group Formed in Arkansas to Expand Trade with Cuba

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month in Little Rock it was announced that a new pro-Cuba trade group affiliated with the national Engage Cuba Coalition would be established in Arkansas.  The national Engage Cuba Coalition, which is based in Washington, D.C., consists of top U.S. companies and organizations working to end the travel and trade embargo on Cuba. […] Read more...
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