Action Alerts

Barge Traffic on Arkansas River Remains Steady Despite Spring Rains

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to a transportation report published by TalkBusiness, barge traffic on the Arkansas River has picked up some steam since heavy spring rains impacted barge traffic. The report showed that through the first eight months of 2017, 7.60 million tons were shipped, which was only down 1% from the 7.67 million tons during the same […] Read more...

USDA Nominees Moving Quickly in Senate

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue is finally getting his top level staff in place at the department thanks to a break in the confirmation logjam in the U.S. Senate. Key posts were filled earlier this month starting with Steve Censky for deputy agriculture secretary and Ted McKinney for undersecretary for trade and […] Read more...

USDA Announces Safety Net Payments for 2016 Crop Year

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that payments from farm bill commodity title safety net programs would be delivered to farmers very soon. USDA estimates a total of $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016. Payments are being made to producers who […] Read more...

October 2nd Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 2nd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that harvest is well underway for most Arkansas farmers. The corn crop is 96 percent harvested, rice is 88 percent harvested, soybeans are 47 percent harvested, sorghum is […] Read more...

USDA Announces Marketing Loan Rate for Cotton

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 29, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation today announced that the marketing assistance loan rate for 2018-crop base quality upland cotton is 52.00 cents per pound. Marketing assistance loans provide interim financing to producers so that commodities can be stored upon harvest when market prices are typically low and sold […] Read more...
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