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Arkansas Soybean Promotion Board Partners with Local Restaurants

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Soybean Research and Promotion Board recently launched an effort to educate the public about the benefits of soybeans in food production through an initiative known as Field to Kitchen Table Tour.  The tour will take place at a handful of restaurants state-wide and will encourage the chefs at each restaurant to develop a […] Read more...

Senate Appropriations Committee Moves Ag Bill

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 16, the Senate Appropriations Committee advanced its 2016 fiscal year agriculture appropriation bill, which sets forth funding levels for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration.  The Senate bill contains $143.8 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding, which is $24 billion below the President’s budget request and […] Read more...

Senate Finance Committee Advances Bill to Extend Section 179

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee advanced a bill that would extend for two years important tax provisions that impact agriculture.  Many of the provisions in the bill are extensions for the 2015 and 2016 tax years.  They include bonus depreciation and the Section 179 deduction, which have been subject to multiple one year […] Read more...

U.S. House Advances GMO Labeling Bill

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved legislation to establish federal food labeling standards related to genetically modified organisms (GMOs).  The bill, H.R. 1599 or the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2015, will set a national process for identifying food products as GMO-free.  Under the bill, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) […] Read more...

USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) updated its crop progress and condition report for major commodities grown in Arkansas.  According to the report, corn is 77 percent dough stage with 35 percent at dent stage.  Cotton is 81 percent setting bolls.  Peanuts are 65 percent pegging.  […] Read more...
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