Action Alerts

NRCS Seeks Applicants for Floodplain Easements

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking applicants for floodplain easements under the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWPP). The program allows farmers to receive payment for establishing easements on certain lands damaged by flooding and other natural disasters. NRCS Offers more than $200 Million in Emergency Funding to Restore […] Read more...

Arkansas Native Inducted into Cotton Research Hall of Fame for 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Cotton Research Hall of Fame inducted another Arkansas native in its 2019 class with the addition of Dr. Johnie Jenkins, a plant geneticist. Jenkins, who grew up on a family farm in Phillips County, dedicated over 50 years to the research of cotton breeding, and played an integral role in the development of Bt […] Read more...

Cotton Council Issues New White Paper on Marketing Loan Program

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Cotton Council (NCC) has issued a white paper reminder of marketing loan options available to producers with a summary of rules and procedures of the marketing loan program. The current price environment has led to the greater possibility of cotton producers receiving government assistance this season in the form of marketing loan gains […] Read more...

EPA and Corps Formally Withdraw from 2015 WOTUS Rule

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, September 11th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that they have formally repealed the 2015 “waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) rule in advance of publishing a new rule around the end of the year. The action will make pre-2015 Clean Water Act regulations the law […] Read more...

September 12 Crop Production Report

Thursday, September 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On September 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new Crop Production Report for the United States. According to the report, annual production estimates for most major commodities is down from 2018, and USDA lowered production estimates for most commodities from the August report. The Arkansas report offered a similar story with the […] Read more...
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