Tagged: agricultural council of arkansas

Ag Council Positions Include Farm Bill Complaints

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

State and federal legislators, regulators and policymakers need not wonder where the Agricultural Council of Arkansas stands on most any issue.

Commodity Markets, Marketing Measures Take Leap Forward

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

When those in the agriculture industry speak of “marketing”, they aren’t referring to computer-generated geckos hawking insurance or bikini-clad models posing with a low-calorie beer. They mean using information, technology and infrastructure to ultimately make their operation as profitable as possible.

Crop Prices Create New Lending Landscape

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

Starting in July, soybean contracts started downward, hovering between $9.60 and $10 per bushel for the rest of the year. Bumper crops certainly depressed prices and uncertainties tied to federal farm bill legislation didn’t help either.

Row Crop Harvests Yield Record Numbers In Historic Year

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

The 2014 Arkansas row-crop harvest was a historic one in more ways than one. The state’s farmers planted more rice acres than ever, and the rice, corn, cotton and soybean yields were the highest on record.

Farmers’ Use Of Drones Up In The Air

by Rick Fahr 3/9/2015 12:00 am

In the ongoing conflict between conventional agriculture and emerging technologies, some innovations are finding favor while others confront hurdles.

Farm Bureau, Agricultural Council React to House Farm Bill Approval

by Arkansas Business Staff 7/12/2013 7:35 am

Complete statements from the Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Agricultural Council of Arkansas on the U.S. House of Representatives' approval of a farm bill.

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