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USDA Announces Open of Seed Cotton Sign Up Period

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that seed cotton producers, who want to participate in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs for the 2018 crop year, may now submit applications. The signup period begins today and ends on Dec. 7, 2018. Farms with generic base acres […] Read more...

July 30 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 30, 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 silked and 92 percent dough, 77 percent dent and 19 percent mature, cotton […] Read more...

Crittenden County, West Memphis, and Marion Work Together on Super Site

Monday, July 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A cooperative agreement has been reached between Crittenden County and the cities of Marion and West Memphis to jointly work together to develop and market an economic development project in Marion, Arkansas, just off Interstate 40 near Memphis, Tennessee. The local community plans to have the 1,800 acre mega-project site primed and in a shovel […] Read more...

Governor Announces Appointments for Agricultural Boards

Monday, July 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 30th, Governor Hutchinson announced appointments to various boards and commissions, including several commodity research and promotion boards. Among the appointments are those serving as representatives of the Ag Council of Arkansas. The positions are two year terms. Bryan Moery will serve as the Ag Council representative on the Rice Research and Promotion […] Read more...

Butch Calhoun Named to Lead Arkansas State Plant Board

Friday, July 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, July 27, the Arkansas State Plant Board unanimously voted to select former Secretary of Agriculture, Butch Calhoun, to serve as the new Director of the Agency following the announced retirement of former Plant Board Director, Terry Walker. Following the appointment, the Governor indicated his approval of the appointment in a press release (below). […] Read more...
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