Action Alerts

USDA Announces PLC Payment Rates for Corn, Sorghum and Soybeans

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 2, the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the 2017 Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payment rates for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans.   The 2014 Farm Bill provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in PLC when the Marketing Year Average price is below the statutory Reference Price. More below: USDA Announces 2017 Price Loss […] Read more...

Agriculture’s Trade Hopes Turn to China with USMCA in Place

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following the recent announcement of an updated tri-lateral agreement for trade between the U.S., Mexico and Canada, many of those concerned about trade issues are now seeking a new resolution to the U.S. – China dispute. It’s likely that trade officials with the U.S. will aim their sights on trying to resolve the dispute with […] Read more...

USDA Releases Cotton Varieties Planted Report

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently released its 2018 report on cotton varieties planted. The report cites the most popular cotton varieties by region throughout the U.S. According to the report, Deltapine takes top spot in Arkansas with 68.5% of acres planted followed by PhytoGen (15.2%) and BASF’s FiberMax (10%).   […] Read more...

USDA NRCS Accepting 2019 EQIP Applications Through November 2nd

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 27, 2018 – Farmers and landowners in Arkansas have until Nov. 2, 2018, to submit applications to receive financial assistance to implement conservation activities through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) for the 2018 program year.  Applicants can sign up at their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service field service center. A […] Read more...

October 1 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, October 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, October 1, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 86 percent harvested; cotton is 99 percent open bolls and 23 percent harvested; rice is […] Read more...
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