Action Alerts

Cotton Industry Vents Frustrations with Stabenow and Leahy

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After more than two years of working and fighting to develop a new price loss coverage (PLC) safety net program for cotton farmers since the provisions in the 2014 farm bill have proven largely insufficient, the National Cotton Council (NCC) reached a boiling point of public frustration when their legislative proposal was derailed from being […] Read more...

Floods Cause Extensive Damage in Arkansas

Thursday, May 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent rains have lead to significant flooding in various areas of Northeast Arkansas.  The flooding has caused extensive property and crop damage, and more is likely as the water of the swollen rivers flow further south. Governor Hutchinson has deployed the National Guard and other state agencies to assist local governments in flooded areas, and U.S. Department of […] Read more...

Crop Progress Report for May 1, 2017

Monday, May 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 1, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 97 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 89 percent of the rice crop is planted, 45 percent of soybeans are planted, 51 percent of sorghum is planted, 34 percent of peanuts […] Read more...

USDA Adjusts School Meal Policies

Monday, May 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 1st, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a proclamation that would amend current school meal policies of the USDA.  The changes are designed to grant schools more flexibility in procurement of foods to include more options for whole grains, more milk, and different requirements for sodium. The proclamation directs […] Read more...

Congress Releases Appropriations Bill for Remainder of Fiscal Year

Monday, May 1st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 1st, Congress released details of it’s fiscal year 2017 appropriations bill that would fund the U.S. government for the remainder of the 2017 fiscal year, which expires October 1.  The bill is expected to be approved by Congress this week.  The cotton and dairy industries had advocated for legislative measures to provide […] Read more...
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