Action Alerts

USDA NASS Estimates Over One Million Bales for Arkansas

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) estimates cotton production for 2017 to be 1.06 million bales with an average yield of 1,162 pounds per acre. This production estimate represents an increase of 220,000 bales from last year along with an increased yield of 87 pounds from 2016. More below: 12.12.2017 […] Read more...

December WASDE Report Mostly Neutral

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report offers the latest estimate for supply and demand factors impacting markets for primary commodities. Analysts viewed the latest report to be neutral to most commodities with some very modest silver linings of opportunity for […] Read more...

House and Senate Conferees Reportedly Have Deal on Tax Reform

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to press reports from Wednesday, December 13, the House and Senate conferees have reached an agreement for a conference report for the tax reform legislation that has passed the House and Senate. Details of the final measure have yet to be released. It’s still possible that the measure could be considered by the House […] Read more...

Arkansas Legislature Approves New Penalty Rules for Herbicides Delays Action on Dicamba Cut-Off

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, December 12, the Arkansas legislature considered two State Plant Board rules related to the dicamba issue. In the final step before going into effect, the Arkansas Legislative Council (ALC) reviews and makes a determination to sign-off or reject regulatory changes. In the case of the regulations to change the civil penalties for auxin […] Read more...

Governor Proclaims December 11th as Ag Trade Day

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, December 11th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson proclaimed the day as Agriculture Trade Awareness Day in an effort to recognize the importance of free trade and export markets for Arkansas’s economy. The proclamation comes at a particularly important time as one of the most important free trade agreements for agriculture (NAFTA) is currently undergoing […] Read more...
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