Action Alerts

USDA Announces New Appointments to the Cotton Board

Friday, January 29th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 28th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the appointment of new members to the Cotton Board.  The new group was touted for its diversity, and it includes ight members, eight alternates, and three advisors. The cotton producers and importers appointed by the Secretary are charged with working together to oversee […] Read more...

USDA Announces Funding for Wetland Mitigation Banks

Friday, January 29th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 28th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the establishment of the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Wetland Mitigation Banking Program made possible by the 2014 Farm Bill. Through the program, NRCS will provide $9 million to help states, local governments or other qualified non-governmental organizations develop wetland mitigation banks that […] Read more...

Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation Lowers Assessment for 2016

Friday, January 29th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 27th, the Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation met to set their plans for the 2016 crop year.  The Foundation Board, which is made up of cotton producers from the various eradication zones, set the per acre assessment for the program at $4 per acre, which represents a $4 per acre reduction from 2015.  […] Read more...

New Technology Could Change Ginning

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information New technology could enter cotton gins in the near future and dramatically improve the speed in which cotton is ginned and baled. According to news reports, Signode has developed a new bale packaging system for ginned cotton that could dramatically change the way cotton gins package ginned cotton.  The technology would allow for cotton to […] Read more...

Crop Insurance Decision Aid Tool Now Available

Thursday, January 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, the Texas A&M Agricultural & Food Policy Center (AFPC) announced the launch of the 2016 Crop Insurance Decision Aid Tool.  The software program is a free service to assist producers in selecting crop insurance policies that match their operations.  The new version of the decision aid tool allows farmers to run various […] Read more...
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