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Trump’s Latest Budget Details Hit Ag and Rural America Hard

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 23rd, President Trump released the details of his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, and his proposal outlined several major budget cuts to programs important to agriculture and rural America. The proposal laid out more details than were included in the so-called “skinny budget” released earlier this year, which was limited on details […] Read more...

New Company Led By Ag Council Board Member Aims to Help Farmers in Irrigation

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Brandon Finch, a board member to the Ag Council of Arkansas whose family farms in Caraway, Arkansas, is helping to lead a new company that is developing irrigation water management solutions for farmers.  The new company named Smart Farm Systems is utilizing home automation engineering expertise to deliver new irrigation automation systems to farms.  The […] Read more...

May 22 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, May 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 22, 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 100 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted with 100 percent emerged, 98 percent of the rice crop is planted with 94 percent emerged, 74 percent of soybeans are planted […] Read more...

USA Rice Meets with Secretary Perdue

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a delegation from USA Rice recently in a wide-ranging discussion of industry priorities including trade, flooding in the mid-south, the upcoming Farm Bill, labor shortages in California, food aid, and the importance of rice research programs. More below: http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/news/20170517/secretary-perdue-talks-trade-farm-bill-with-usa-rice http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-corn-leaders-stress-importance-exports-agricultural-sector   Read more...

Plant Board Sends Draft Regulations for New Penalties to Governor

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board on Wednesday voted to send to the governor new draft regulations that would provide for significant increases to civil penalties for egregious violations of herbicide technologies that cause significant off-target crop damage.  The regulations are required by a law passed by the Arkansas General Assembly (Act 778). The draft regulation […] Read more...
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