Action Alerts

March Abandoned Pesticide Collections Available in East Arkansas

Friday, February 21st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s Abandoned Pesticide Collection program will receive collections in Prairie, Arkansas, Lonoke, Jefferson and Desha counties in March. 2020 Abandoned Pesticide Collection Schedule: March 9th – Prairie County-County Fairgrounds, 4133 Hwy 249, Hazen, AR 72064March 10th – Arkansas County-County Road Department, 1421 Tip Lane, DeWitt, AR 72042 March 11th – Lonoke County -County Fairgrounds, 1006 W 3rd Street, […] Read more...

USDA Ag Outlook Projects Greater Production and Consumption

Friday, February 21st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts At the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Outlook Conference held this week in Arlington, VA, economists with the USDA projected significant production increases and consumption increases for the 2020 crop and marketing year. The estimates did not incorporate potential purchases from China resulting from the “Phase 1” trade deal. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/ https://www.proag.com/news/usda-crops-outlook-forecast/ https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/article/2020/02/20/usda-projects-stronger-exports-2020 https://www.ers.usda.gov […] Read more...

Cotton Inc. Brings Back Rosie the Riveter to Promote Cotton & Women

Friday, February 21st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Cotton Incorporated, the promotion arm of the U.S. cotton industry is promoting cotton and women in a new “Rosie Reborn” marketing campaign launching during National Women’s History Month. The campaign is incorporating Rosie the Riveter to promote cotton apparel and help honor the strides women have made in the workplace over the past 75 years, […] Read more...

Deere & Co. Deliver Increased Earnings

Friday, February 21st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Farm machinery giant Deere & Co. delivered an unexpected increase in first quarter earnings while projecting a positive financial outlook for the remainder of 2020. The announcement was seen as another sign of some stabilization of the farm sector with government support programs and the apparent successful conclusion of trade disputes with key trading partners. […] Read more...

Ag Council Board Member Shares Concerns for Input Cost Crunch

Friday, February 21st, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Director Member, Jeff Rutledge of Newport, was part of a group of U.S. farmers featured in a Farm Journal AgWeb article examining top grower concerns in 2020. The featured farmers all spoke of the challenge of high input costs in a down economy and how these prices were slowing […] Read more...
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