Action Alerts

New WASDE Report Offers Estimates on Supply and Demand for Primary Row Crops

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The report estimates supply and demand estimates related to major agricultural commodities. Each new monthly WASDE report offers a glimpse inside the commodity markets and the report considers stocks available as well as estimates […] Read more...

Crawford Withdraws Cuba Amendment but Remains Optimistic on Policy Change

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford decided to withdraw his Cuba “Cash in Advance of Sale” amendment to the Fiscal Year 2017 Financial Services bill after getting reassurances from Republican leaders that more comprehensive legislation would soon come up for consideration before the full House. The Congressman was optimistic that his colleagues were sincere in […] Read more...

USDA Releases Production Numbers for Wheat

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 15th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new report outlining wheat production across the U.S. and in Arkansas.  According to the report, winter wheat production in Arkansas for 2016 is forecasted at 7.84 million bushels, down 1 percent from last month’s forecast, and down 42 percent […] Read more...

House Approves Interior and Environment Appropriations Act

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Prior to adjourning for a long Congressional recess to accommodate the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the U.S. House approved a spending measure for the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins October 1.  The measure contained several provisions that would prohibit the Environmental Protection […] Read more...

Bayer Makes New and Higher Offer for Monsanto

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Late last week, Bayer AG announced that it has raised its all-cash bid for Monsanto in an effort to continue discussions between the two companies and hopefully persuade Monsanto executives and its shareholders to the opportunity. Monsanto had earlier rejected a $62 billion takeover offer from the Germany-based industrial giant, but the new offer came […] Read more...
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