Action Alerts

Senate Ag Committee Approves Farm Bill

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, June 13th, the Senate Agriculture Committee approved its version of the farm bill following a markup procedure for amendments from the committee members. The measure was approved by a vote of 20-1. The bill is now prepared for consideration before the full Senate, which could occur later this month. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11109-senate-ag-advances-new-farm-bill-20-1 https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts/76-agri-pulse-daily-voice/play/9214-june-15-2018-senate-farm-bill-floor-debate-could-include-payment-conservation-fights […] Read more...

Marion Plans Museum for Sultana

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The community of Marion, Arkansas, is planning to develop a new museum dedicated to memorializing one of the most under-reported tragedies in America’s history. The museum planned would be dedicated to the explosion of the steamboat Sultana, which led to the death of at least 1,200 passengers aboard the ship carrying Union soldiers returning North […] Read more...

UofA Announces Plans for New Rice Research Station

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the Works: Division of Agriculture rice research center for northeast Arkansas By Mary Hightower U of A System Division of Agriculture June 12, 2018 Fast facts: Center to be built on 614 acres in Poinsett County To be financed by gifts, including $4 million from Arkansas Rice Promotion Board Additional gifts sought to cover […] Read more...

June 12 WASDE Report

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. Several commodities markets, including cotton, corn and wheat responded positively with increases in futures prices as a result of the report’s estimates. 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-lower-ending-stocks-for-corn-soybeans-wheat/ Read more...

June 12 Crop Production Report

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Crop Production Report estimating production and yields for Arkansas’s winter wheat crop. According to the report, USDA estimates Arkansas’s winter wheat production for 2018 at 6.60 million bushels, with an average of 60 bushels per acre, which would […] Read more...
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