Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Federation Holds Annual Meeting in Jonesboro

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 5th, the Arkansas Rice Federation held its annual meeting at the Arkansas State University Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ar.  The annual event brings together representatives from each segment of the rice industry in Arkansas, including growers, millers, and merchants.  It represents the largest gathering of rice farmers and industry representatives from the top […] Read more...

New Worker Protection Standards Will Require Changes

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Beginning in January of 2017 farms will have to be compliant with new rules under the Worker Protection Standards (WPS) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).  While these updated rules don’t apply to 2016, farms and farm workers should attempt to understand the new requirements and make plans for compliance.  WPS rules attempt to protect […] Read more...

Attempting to Understand the Cotton Market

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The cotton market is in very interesting territory, and mild fluctuations in the market can have dramatic impacts on how many acres will be planted in the United States.  According to the recently released planting survey results from the National Cotton Council, Arkansas was expected to see an increase of 21 percent in planted acres […] Read more...

National Cotton Council Annual Meeting Held in Dallas

Monday, February 15th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 5th through 7th, the National Cotton Council (NCC) held its annual meeting in Dallas, Tx.  The annual event brought about new leaders for the organization, new representation among state and regional leadership, plans and estimates for the 2016 crop, and an update on industry policies.  The event featured U.S. Representative Mike Conaway (R-TX) […] Read more...

Vilsack Denies Request to Extend PLC for Cottonseed

Friday, February 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack denied the request of the National Cotton Council and other supporters of the cotton industry who were seeking to have cottonseed be designated as an “other oilseed” to be eligible for safety net protections including the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage […] Read more...
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