Action Alerts

USDA Reportedly Looking for Ways to Help Farmers Cope with Trade Problems

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Because ongoing trade disputes between the United States and key trading partners continue to escalate and negatively affect commodity prices and access to critical export markets, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is reportedly examining what tools it may have at its disposal to assist U.S. farmers and the agriculture industry. The agency is considering […] Read more...

U.S. and China Continue to Escalate Trade Fight

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The United States and China have collided in their ongoing trade dispute, and the back and forth continues to escalate as retaliations and threats continue. The activity has shocked several markets, including commodity markets, which have experienced steep price declines since the nations announced plans to follow through on tariff threats. The United States is […] Read more...

Ritter Agribusiness Purchases Gillam Farms

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 14, Ritter Agribusiness announced that it had recently purchased Gillam Farm in Jundsonia, Arkansas, the largest blackberry farm in Arkansas. The farm, which was previously owned by the family of retiring Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives Jeremy Gillam, grows blackberries, strawberries, blueberries and pumpkins. Ritter Agribusiness is an Arkansas based […] Read more...

UofA Row Crop Blog Offers Updated Information on Crops

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service has been busy offering valuable in season crop information for farmers through their Arkansas-Crops blog. The information is related to verification studies, common challenges facing farmers during the growing season, as well as market analysis and other relevant information. To read the latest information, […] Read more...

House Expected to Consider Immigration Bills Before Return to Farm Bill

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to consider immigration legislation on the week of June 18th. Consideration of immigration legislation could clear a path for reconsideration of the House farm bill, which failed to receive sufficient votes in May. Following the failed farm bill vote (198-213), some of the members who opposed the farm […] Read more...
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