Action Alerts

Wheat Crop Production Report

Friday, June 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Production Report for Winter Wheat in the Mid-South.  According to the report, Arkansas winter wheat production is forecasted at 7.95 million bushels, unchanged from last month’s forecast, but down 41 percent from last year. Based on June […] Read more...

Wheat Market Forecast Looks Grim with Oversupply of Grains

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An oversupply of wheat and other grains is likely to cause significant problems for U.S. farmers as they move into harvesting winter wheat.  Many grain bins throughout the U.S. still hold surplus grain from last crop year, and overall combined stockpiles for major crops are the biggest for this time of year since 1988.  Reports […] Read more...

US Senate Approves Measure to Repeal Catfish Inspections for Asian Imports

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Late last month, in a rare legislative procedural move, the U.S. Senate took quick action and approved a resolution that would discontinue the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspection program for imported catfish from Asia. By ending this inspection program, the U.S. government would effectively subject U.S. consumers to imports that are widely known to […] Read more...

June 10th WASDE Important for Commodity Markets

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 10th at 11:00am cst, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will release an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report, which will provide important market information related to supply and demand estimates for major agricultural commodities.  This particular report will be important as it will reflect the latest information regarding harvested […] Read more...

Science Report Claims Genetic Finding Could Increase Rice Yield By 54%

Thursday, June 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Scientists claim that they have made a discovery in the genetic makeup of rice that could lead to dramatic increase in production yields. The researchers from the United Kingdom and in China have collaborated in their discovery to develop rice crops with an improved ability to manage their own pH levels, which they conclude enables […] Read more...
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