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Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board



Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board
About the Board
Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board


Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board

The Arkansas Wheat Promotion Board consists of 9 wheat producers, nominated by industry organizations and appointed by the Governor. Terms last two years, and while members contribute many hours of their time administering the program, they serve without pay. The members are:

  Barry Walls, Harrisburg, Chairman
  Blake Swears, Carlisle, Vice Chairman
   Danny Smith, Carlisle
  Jackie Prince, Biscoe
   Morris Crandall, Tuckerman
   Tim Smith, Clarendon
   Terry Dabbs, Stuttgart
   J. Cal McCastlain, Little Rock
   William Turner, Marion


About the Program

The Arkansas wheat checkoff program was established by Act 283 of the 1985 Arkansas General Assembly. The checkoff of .5 cents per bushel was approved by a referendum of producers, and collections began November 1, 1985. In 1995, the checkoff was increased to 1cent per bushel by Act 107 of 1995. The checkoff on all wheat grown in Arkansas for market is collected at the first point of sale. The funds are used mostly to maintain a program of research through the University of Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service and to support domestic and export promotion programs through memberships in national wheat promotion organizations. A small portion is used for other programs designed to enhance the Arkansas wheat industry.



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