Action Alerts

12 Arkansas Counties Receive Disaster Declaration from Rains

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 29th, 12 Arkansas counties received a federal disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The declaration was made in response to heavy rains in August that were associated with the same system that brought devastation to parts of Louisiana. The twelve counties are Carroll, Jackson, Prairie, Clay, Lawrence, Randolph, Craighead, Lincoln, […] Read more...

USDA Announces Marketing Assistance Loan Rate for Cotton

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that the marketing assistance loan rate for 2017-crop base quality upland cotton is marked at 49.49 cents per pound. Marketing assistance loans provide interim financing to producers so that commodities can be stored upon harvest when market prices are typically low […] Read more...

China Places New Duty on DDGS

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 21st, China once again announced new barriers for the importation of dried distillers grain and solubles (DDGS) from the United States. China stated that it would immediately level a 34 percent duty on DDGS produced in the United States and exported to China. DDGS are a corn based animal feed derived from the […] Read more...

Arkansans Beat 100 Bushel Mark in Soybean Challenge

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several Arkansas producers have exceeded 100 bushel yields in soybeans this year as part of the Arkansas Soybean Research and Promotion Board’s “Grow for the Green” yield challenge, including three from one farm family in Poinsett County. In addition to the Poinsett County family (The Wrays), three other Arkansans have met or exceeded 100 bushels […] Read more...

Federal Reserve Shows Continued Farm Slump

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent Federal Reserve Bank Burgundy Books indicate that the overall economy of Arkansas improving, but they also note a continued slump in the agricultural economy in the state and across the U.S. The agricultural struggle is mostly due to low commodity prices, which have significantly lowered revenues for farm operations. Despite the agricultural decline, unemployment […] Read more...
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