Action Alerts

USDA Announces Safety Net Payments for 2016 Crop Year

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that payments from farm bill commodity title safety net programs would be delivered to farmers very soon. USDA estimates a total of $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016. Payments are being made to producers who […] Read more...

October 2nd Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 2nd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that harvest is well underway for most Arkansas farmers. The corn crop is 96 percent harvested, rice is 88 percent harvested, soybeans are 47 percent harvested, sorghum is […] Read more...

USDA Announces Marketing Loan Rate for Cotton

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced that the marketing assistance loan rate for 2018-crop base quality upland cotton is 52.00 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 and sold […] Read more...

GAP Inc. Joins Cotton LEADS Program

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 28th, the Cotton LEADS program of Cotton Incorporated welcomed Gap Inc. as its newest member. Gap Inc. – which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy and Athleta brands, looks to increase its commitment to sustainable raw material sourcing by seeking more cotton grown in the U.S. and Australia where producers lead the world […] Read more...

Ag Commodity Groups Urge More Funding for Export Promotion

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several agricultural commodity organizations who are part of the Coalition to Promote U.S. Agricultural Exports recently submitted a letter to Congress calling for a doubling of federal funding to support the Market Access Program (MAP) and Foreign Market Development Program (FMD). The letter spoke of the success of the programs in maintaining and growing export […] Read more...
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