Action Alerts

Arkansas Counties Receive Disaster Declaration

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) designated seven counties in Arkansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses caused by excessive rain, flash flooding, flooding, hail, high winds and lighting that occurred from March 8, 2016 and continuing. Farmers in these counties are eligible for low interest emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency […] Read more...

Budget Surpluses Could Set Tone for Upcoming Legislative Session

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson celebrated the good news that the state budget was balanced and that it carried a $177 million surplus last fiscal year. While this is an enviable position to be in, especially for those states that are experiencing financial difficulties, it does not come without its problems or challenges. […] Read more...

USDA Approves 25,000 MT of Rice for Food Aid

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In some pleasant news to the rice industry, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that it had approved the sale of 25,000 metric tons of long grain rice to the Ivory Coast as part of the Food For Progress Program (FFPr). The amount was significant to the rice industry, and it was widely […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) updated their weekly crop progress and condition report for Arkansas.   The report provides a summary of the status of each major commodity grown in Arkansas.  According to this report, corn is 58 percent doughed, cotton is 66 percent setting bolls, peanuts are 75 […] Read more...

NCC Weekly Cotton Market Report

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) weekly cotton market report can be found at the link below. This weekly report for the week ending June 10th, provides an overview of the cotton market. Included in the report are cotton prices and data related to cotton supply and demand.More below: 7.15.2016 Weekly Cotton Market Report Read more...
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