Action Alerts

New Deputy Director Named for ASU Delta Center for Economic Development

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Dr. Cliff Jones, former vice chancellor for learning and instruction at ASU Mid-South, has been named deputy director of the Arkansas State University Delta Center for Economic Development, according to Delta Center executive director Andrea Allen. The Delta Center coordinates the economic development outreach services of Arkansas State by providing technical assistance, leadership development, applied […] Read more...

U.S. Cotton Industry Launches Trust Protocol Initiative on Sustainability

Friday, July 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Cotton Trust Protocol, a voluntary program designed to offer U.S. cotton producers the opportunity to better account for sustainability efforts on their farm and in their operations with the goal of making U.S. cotton a more choice product relative to other fibers grown and produced around the world, is now entering a pilot […] Read more...

USDA Anticipating Record Prevent Plant Costs

Friday, July 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Prevented planting insurance claims are very likely to set a record this crop year due to widespread excessive moisture throughout much of the United States, including Arkansas. In addition, some adjustments have been made by USDA and Congress to make the program more accommodating to farmers impacted by floods this year. Those adjustments include Congressional […] Read more...

Randy Veach Announces Plans to Step Down at Farm Bureau

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach of Manila notified Arkansas Farm Bureau members in a letter that he would not seek an additional term as president of the organization. Veach has served as president for the last 11 years and as vice president for the 5 years prior to that.. New leadership for the organization […] Read more...

July 11th WASDE Report

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, July 11th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report. By most estimates from commodity market analysts, the report continues to lack sufficient data related to actual numbers related to the 2019 crop year, which has seen major impacts due to weather. It’s expected that next month’s […] Read more...
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