Action Alerts

USDA Announces Details on Trade Assistance Package

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the details of its trade mitigation assistance plans to assist farmers negatively impacted by ongoing trade disputes with major trading partners. The trade assistance package consists of three components: market facilitation program (direct payment); food purchase and distribution; and trade promotion. More below: https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/08/27/usda-announces-details-assistance-farmers-impacted-unjustified […] Read more...

Rice Stocks Report Shows Lower Stocks

Friday, August 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, August 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new report outlining rice stocks for the mid-south. The report indicated significant declines from this time last year. More below: 8.24.2018 Rice Stocks Report Read more...

Iraq Makes Deal for U.S. Rice

Friday, August 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information From USA Rice: Iraq recently agreed to purchase 30,000 MT of U.S. rice on a public tender with shipment scheduled sometime this fall. This purchase by Iraq’s Ministry of Trade was done under a global tender, which has not been won by U.S.-origin rice in several years, and raises U.S. rice sales to Iraq in […] Read more...

Cotton Board Approves New Budget

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information During the Cotton Board’s recent annual meeting in Arizona, the board voted to approve a $82 million budget for Cotton Incorporated’s that will be submitted to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. The board also voted to elect new officers for the 2018/2019 Program year. The $82 million 2019 proposed budget represents an increase of approximately […] Read more...

Reminder: New Weight Permits Available for Farm Trucks

Thursday, August 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new emergency rule is in place this year to provide a new truck weight permit that would allow farmers looking to carry heavier weight loads. The new rule allows for farmers to apply for specific exemptions to allow for loads of up to 100,000 lbs on certain roads in Arkansas when transporting agricultural goods […] Read more...
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