Action Alerts

Trump Tightens Regulations on Cuba

Friday, June 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 16, President Donald Trump made news in Miami, Florida, as he announced a change in U.S. policy towards Cuba.  Unfortunately his announced changes to U.S. policy were restrictive in nature and not intended to further expand commerce between the U.S. and Cuba.  This news was largely disheartening to agricultural interest groups who […] Read more...

Trump Makes Presidential Disaster Declaration for Arkansas

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 15th, President Trump granted Governor Hutchinson’s request for a major disaster declaration for Arkansas as a result of damages from severe storms, tornadoes and flooding this spring.  This declaration currently covers individuals and households in Benton, Boone, Carroll, Clay, Faulkner, Fulton, Jackson, Lawrence, Pulaski, Randolph, Saline, Washington and Yell counties. More below […] Read more...

Plant Board Concerned with Off-Target Herbicide Damage Reports

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A growing number of reports related to off-target crop damage from herbicides has caused great concern for the Arkansas State Plant Board.  According to Plant Board inspectors and weed scientists with the University of Arkansas, the most common symptoms of crop damage point to dicamba as the culprit. In an effort to keep track of […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Hosts First Agriculture & Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting at USDA

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Secretary Perdue Hosts Inaugural Rural Prosperity Task Force Meeting Task Force showcases broad interagency support for promoting economic growth and spurring innovation in rural America (Washington, DC, June 15, 2017) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today hosted the inaugural meeting of the Interagency Task Force on Agriculture and Rural Prosperity. Joined by Secretary […] Read more...

USDA NASS Asks for Full Participation for Ag Census

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) is encouraging full participation in its upcoming census of agriculture. Census forms will be delivered in December, and recipients can complete the form online or by mail.  They are due by February 5, 2018.  Completion of these forms are important in determining farm and […] Read more...
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