Action Alerts

June 12 Crop Production Report

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Crop Production Report estimating production and yields for Arkansas’s winter wheat crop. According to the report, USDA estimates Arkansas’s winter wheat production for 2018 at 6.60 million bushels, with an average of 60 bushels per acre, which would […] Read more...

USDA Commits $10 Million to Upgrade Service Website Farmers.gov

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would commit $10 million to improve its new website farmers.gov, which is designed to be a service oriented website for farmers. The website will be aimed at assisting farmers who enroll in various farm programs, including those from Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management Agency (RMA), […] Read more...

June 11 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 11, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicated that most major commodities were fully planted and emerged with the exception of soybeans that will follow wheat. The wheat crop was reported to be 39 percent harvested. […] Read more...

Senate Farm Bill Ready for Action

Monday, June 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 8th, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Vice Chairman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) released their bipartisan farm bill (the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018) and announced plans to bring the bill before the Agriculture Committee on Wednesday June 13th at 9:30am. They also announced plans to bring the bill to the […] Read more...

ANRC Releases Drought Contingency Network Report

Friday, June 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 5th, the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission (ANRC) released a new report outlining plans for a drought contingency network to respond to drought concerns in Arkansas. The report was a key recommendation from the 2014 Arkansas Water Plan Update (AWP). The AWP recommended the development of “a coordinated drought contingency response network among state, […] Read more...
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