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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...

Stuttgart Area Farmers Featured in National Video Highlighting Ag Tech

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information Several Arkansas rice farmers, including members of the Ag Council, were highlighted in a new video about the impact technology is having on agriculture, particularly as it relates to water utilized in agriculture. Much of the video featured equipment from John Deere and included commentary from Greg Peterson, host of Machinery Pete TV. The full video […] Read more...

Arkansas Farmer Named Southeastern Farmer of the Year

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information On October 18th at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia, Arkansas farmer and Ag Council of Arkansas member David Wildy was named the 2016 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. Wildy, the owner of Wildy Family Farm in Manila, Arkansas, is a 4th generation farmer who now farms with his wife and […] Read more...

House Ag Panel Talks Cuba

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information The U.S. House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on September 14th that focused on U.S. policy toward Cuba.  Mark Isbell, an Ag Council Board of Director member and producer from Lonoke, Arkansas, served as a witness at the hearing on behalf of the U.S. rice industry.  Much of the hearing centered around recent policy changes […] Read more...
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