Action Alerts

May 21 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, May 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 21st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report showed that Arkansas farmers were at the tail end of the planting season with roughly 90 percent of all crops planted with the exception of soybeans, which were […] Read more...

Dr. Childs to Participate in Rice Market Webinar on May 24

Monday, May 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Nathan Childs of the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture will participate in a webinar on Thursday May 26th to present the first official USDA global and U.S. rice market forecasts for 2018/19, including calendar year 2019 world rice trade. For the U.S., production, use, trade, stocks and price forecasts will be presented […] Read more...

China & U.S. Reach Tentative Agreement on Trade

Monday, May 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States and China announced Saturday, May 19th, that they had reached an agreement to postpone a trade war to continue discussions on how to work better together as trading partners. As part of the agreement, China indicated its intentions to import more agricultural and energy exports, which was encouraging news for American farmers […] Read more...

Farm Bill Fails on House Floor

Monday, May 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, May 18th, the U.S. House of Representatives failed to get enough votes to get final passage of H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 or the farm bill. The measure failed with a vote of 198-213 with no support from democrats and several republicans from the so-called Freedom Caucus. Democrats largely opposed […] Read more...

House Appropriations Committee Advances Ag and Energy & Water Spending Bills

Thursday, May 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 16th, the U.S. House Appropriations Committee approved two spending bills related to agriculture. The two measures, the Agriculture and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Appropriations Act and the Energy and Water Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2018. The agriculture bill provides funding for operations of the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the […] Read more...
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