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China Threatens Major Tariffs on More Ag Commodities

Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On Tuesday, April 3rd, China further escalated its response to U.S. trade threats by announcing plans to impose 25% tariffs on soybean, cotton, corn, wheat and other U.S. commodities and food products as well as other U.S. exports. The action by China was in direct response to new U.S. threats against China that were added […] Read more...

Smart Farm Irrigation Product Ready for Market

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Ag Council of Arkansas board member Brandon Finch, and his team at Smart Farm Systems Inc., announced on Tuesday, September 19th, that they were officially positioned to take their advanced irrigation water management technology to market.  The announcement follows 5 years of product development on multiple farms in Arkansas.  Their system of irrigation monitoring and […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Industry Celebrates Rice Month with Proclamation and Hunger Gift

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information The Arkansas rice industry kicked off Arkansas Rice Month with a proclamation announcement by Governor Hutchinson at the State Capitol and followed that announcement up with a very generous gift of rice to combat hunger in Arkansas.  This has become an annual celebration of sorts for the rice industry of Arkansas as they look to […] Read more...

Flood Damage Estimates Increase Sharply

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information As floodwater from late April’s inundation spread southward through Arkansas, its destructive reach expanded to 977,800 acres of farmland and the dollar value of its damage has grown so far to about $175 million, according to an updated estimate released Tuesday by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The $175 million is a […] Read more...

Higginbothom Takes Helm at Ag Council

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information, Press Releases PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release | Tuesday, January 3, 2017 West Higginbothom Named President of Agricultural Council of Arkansas Marianna Native Brings D.C. Experience and Arkansas Leadership to Ag Council LITTLE ROCK-  West Higginbothom of Marianna, Arkansas, was recently elected by the board of directors of the Agricultural Council of Arkansas to serve as President […] Read more...
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