Action Alerts

Tax Cuts at State Level Appear Challenging with Revenue Numbers

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Less than expected revenues for the state of Arkansas have created a significant obstacle in Governor Hutchinson’s plans to further reduce income taxes for businesses and individuals. The reduced revenue is in part due to a decline in the agriculture economy from low commodity prices, but some of it also is due to the tax […] Read more...

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service recently announced that a significant trove of historical information on agriculture in Arkansas will be digitized and made available to the benefit of the public.  The “Arkansas Extension Circulars” from 1914 through 1945 have been digitized and made available to the public online in […] Read more...

Governor Declares October as Farm to School Month

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 10/7/2016 Contact: Adriane Barnes, (501) 516-6255, adriane.barnes@arkansas.gov GOVERNOR HUTCHINSON DECLARES OCTOBER AS ARKANSAS FARM TO SCHOOL MONTH Little Rock, Ark. –Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaims October Arkansas Farm to School Month, joining a nationwide movement led by the National Farm to School Network. In Arkansas, 47 school districts use Farm to School practices, […] Read more...

U.S. Judge States that a Syngenta Claim Could be Tried in Arkansas

Friday, October 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information It is now likely that a lawsuit filed by Kenny Falwell of Eagle Lake Farms in Newport, Arkansas, will be put to trial in Arkansas, according to a statement by U.S. District Judge John Lungstrum of Kansas, who is overseeing the class action claims against Syngenta regarding the issues that transpired following the release of Viptera corn […] Read more...

ARC & PLC Payments Being Delivered for 2015 Crop

Thursday, October 6th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced it has begun making safety-net payments to many of the 1.7 million farms enrolled in the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) Programs for the 2015 crop year. The safety net programs are estimated to total more than $7 billion due to the sharp […] Read more...
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