Action Alerts

USDA NASS Releases Report on Organic Farms

Thursday, October 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 13th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new report on organic agriculture in Arkansas and the United States. The report was based on 2014 survey data that was collected in conjunction with the USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) to aid in improving insurance products for organic […] Read more...

USDA Releases New Crop Production Report

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Production Report for Arkansas. According to the report, corn cotton and rice forecasted increased production from 2015 while soybeans were forecasted down 4 percent from last year and sorghum was at the lowest production level since 2010. […] Read more...

USDA Updates Crop Progress & Condition Report

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 12th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas harvesting is advancing well and crop conditions appear […] Read more...

Tyson Foods Buys Stake in Plant Based Protein Company

Wednesday, October 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas based company Tyson Foods made news this week when it announced that it had purchased an ownership stake in Beyond Meat, a plant based protein company. Tyson is reported to have purchased a 5 percent stake in the privately held company. Beyond Meat maintains a mission is to “create mass-market solutions that perfectly replace animal […] Read more...

TTIP Negotions Held in New York

Tuesday, October 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Trans Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) multi-lateral trade agreement negotiations continued last week in New York City as the United States and European trade representatives met for the 15th round of meetings seeking to finalize a trade compact.  Much of the discussion at this round centered around agriculture related tariff and non-tariff trade […] Read more...
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