Action Alerts

November 19 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, November 19, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 100 percent harvested; cotton is 95 percent harvested; rice is 99 percent harvested; and soybeans […] Read more...

Ag Council Partners with FC Stone to Offer Grain Marketing Seminar in Memphis

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information With current world affairs causing even more volatility in the agricultural sector, INTL FCStone Financial Inc. and the Agricultural Council of Arkansas have partnered to offer a pure education Risk Academy February 20-21 at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis to help agricultural merchandisers and traders, farmers and other crop marketers in the Mid-South region. The […] Read more...

Governor Pledges to Support Ballot Measure for Highway Funding

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information While speaking at the Arkansas Good Roads Foundation Annual Meeting on November 13th, Governor Hutchinson pledged that he would support a ballot measure to provide more funding for Arkansas roads. He said he would call on the legislature to put a plan together that would offer Arkansans the opportunity to provide new highway funding. While […] Read more...

Governor Lays Out Budget Plan to Legislature

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 14th, Governor Asa Hutchinson presented to the Arkansas General Assembly his budget proposal for the upcoming fiscal year. The proposal included parts of his tax cuts plan as well as his government reorganization plan. It also included additional funding for the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. More below: https://governor.arkansas.gov/news-media/press-releases/governor-hutchinson-presents-balanced-budget-that-reflects-savings-and-commitment https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/nov/15/state-budget-proposal-125m-more-than-19/ Read more...

Trade Woes Lead to Sour Economic Forecasts for Agriculture in 2019

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ongoing trade battles, which have significantly disrupted U.S. agricultural export markets and depressed commodity futures prices, have led economic analysts to paint a grim picture for farmers and the agriculture industry in 2019.  Recent reports from the Federal Reserve Bank and Rabobank explain a growing angst among farmers and ag lenders due to the uncertainty […] Read more...
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