Action Alerts

Perdue Announces Eradication of Pink Bollworm

Friday, October 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, October 19, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue held a press conference in which he announced the successful eradication of the pink bollworm – a primary pest to the cotton industry.  This pest has cost U.S. producers tens of millions of dollars in yearly control costs and yield losses.  With the announcement USDA plans to […] Read more...

Trump Demands Agencies to Cut 5% of Budget

Friday, October 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 17, President Trump summoned his cabinet and urged each of his agency heads to cut 5 percent from their budgets in discretionary accounts. The request by President Trump comes upon news that federal deficits have continued to grow in spite of strong economic growth. More below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-calls-for-5-percent-spending-cut-in-some-programs/2018/10/17/112ce5a8-d236-11e8-b2d2-f397227b43f0_story.html https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts/21700-agri-pulse-drivetime/play/9477-drivetime-october-17-2018   Read more...

Trump Administration Lays Out Near Term Regulatory Reform Agenda

Friday, October 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Trump Administration recently announced a new outlay for regulatory reform plans for various agencies, many of which deal with the agriculture industry. The agenda items build upon previous reform initiatives, including the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS), and also includes some new reform proposals. The efforts are designed to amend […] Read more...

USDA Surveying Arkansas Row Crop Farmers

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will survey producers in 42 states, including Arkansas, as part of its County Agricultural Production Survey (CAPS). The survey will collect information on total acres planted and harvested, and total yield and production of row crops in order to establish county level figures.  “The data […] Read more...

October 15 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, October 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, October 15, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 96 percent harvested; cotton is 67 percent harvested; rice is 92 percent harvested; and soybeans […] Read more...
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