Action Alerts

Crop Progress & Condition Report

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 19th, 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...

House Ag Panel Talks Cuba

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information The U.S. House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on September 14th that focused on U.S. policy toward Cuba.  Mark Isbell, an Ag Council Board of Director member and producer from Lonoke, Arkansas, served as a witness at the hearing on behalf of the U.S. rice industry.  Much of the hearing centered around recent policy changes […] Read more...

2016 Waterfowl Forecast Projects Large Fall Flight

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its report on 2016 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, which is based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service.  According to the report, overall duck numbers in the survey area are statistically similar to last year and […] Read more...

U.S. Files Ag Trade Case Against China for Corn, Rice, and Wheat

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 13th, the U.S. government announced that it had officially filed a World Trade Organization (WTO) case against China for its agricultural subsidy programs, which the U.S. contends exceeds the levels allowed to China since they joined the WTO in 2001.  According to the United States Trade Representative (USTR), China’s “market price support” in […] Read more...

Potash & Agrium Announce Plans to Merge

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Another significant agricultural merger is now officially added to the calendar of major ag mergers to come following an announcement on September 12th that Agrium and Potash would merge and become a giant in the world of fertilizer production.  The merged company would become the top producer of potash and the second largest producer of […] Read more...
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