Action Alerts

May 10 WASDE Report

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information   On May 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report highlights the latest supply and demand estimates for major commodities. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf https://www.agweb.com/article/wasde-higher-soybean-supplies-lower-ending-stocks-expected-/ Global Markets: Oilseeds – Demand Growth Forecast to Outpace Production (Again)   5-11 Global Markets: Cotton – Record […] Read more...

Senator Boozman Highlighted by Agri-Pulse

Monday, May 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Agri-Pulse highlighted U.S. Senator John Boozman of Arkansas in a “meet the lawmaker” video. In the video, Senator Boozman discusses Arkansas agriculture, and various issues important to the industry. He also talks about various committees he serves on including the Agriculture Committee, Environment and Public Works, and the Appropriations Committee. View below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/videos/play/491? Read more...

Ag Groups Work to Avoid Bad Amendments as House Prepares for Farm Bill

Monday, May 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Agricultural groups from across the country, including the Ag Council of Arkansas, sent a letter to members of the U.S. House of Representatives urging Congress to not approve amendments harmful to the farm bill, which is scheduled to come before the House this week. Over 100 amendments were filed, and the House Rules Committee met […] Read more...

Trump Announces Plans to Rescind Funds Appropriated by Congress

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, May 8, the Trump Administration through the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) submitted plans to rescind an estimated $15 billion in congressionally appropriated money to offset mounting deficits. Of the $15 million, roughly $1 billion will come from agriculture related funding programs. It’s not clear if additional rescissions will follow this announcement. […] Read more...

Cooperative Extension Service Releases New Message System for Crop Info

Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service released a new system to help deliver crop information to growers and consultants via text message. These reports will be posted by respective specialists on an as-needed basis for corn, cotton, rice, sorghum, soybean, and wheat covering all aspects of production including agronomy, entomology, […] Read more...
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