Action Alerts

March 15th is National Ag Day

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Tuesday, March 15th is National Ag Day.  The National Ag Day program was first started in 1973 by the Agriculture Council of America (ACA), which is an organization uniquely composed of leaders in the agriculture, food and fiber communities dedicated to increasing the public awareness of agriculture’s vital role in our society. National Ag Day […] Read more...

USDA Releases Payment Data For ARC and PLC Programs

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently released a report on payments made under commodity title programs of the 2014 farm bill. According to the report, Arkansas farmers received a total of $212,103,849 in Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) payments with over $195 million being attributed to the PLC program.  In […] Read more...

SNAP Participation Continues to Decline in Arkansas

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As a result of an improving economy throughout Arkansas, participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program decreased by roughly 30,000 from December of 2014 according to recent reports.  That number is likely to go down even further due to the reinstatement of federal work requirements that go into effect later this month to […] Read more...

Weekly Cotton Market Report

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) weekly cotton market report can be found at the link below. This report for the week ending March 11th, provides an overview of the cotton market. Included in the report are cotton prices and data related to cotton supply and demand. More below: 3.11.2016 Weekly Cotton Market Report Read more...

Federal Disaster Declaration Granted for Arkansas Counties

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced a Secretarial disaster designation for 13 counties as primary disaster areas along with contiguous designations for an additional 28 counties that are adjacent to the primary counties. These designations were granted due to weather related events that caused flooding and flash flooding. It’s […] Read more...
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