Action Alerts

USDA Decides to Not Pursue Checkoff Program for Organic Agriculture

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced in a Federal Register notice that planned to terminate its rulemaking for an organic checkoff program. This notice halted a regulatory process that officially began nearly three years ago. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10974-usda-to-terminate-organic-checkoff-rulemaking https://www.agweb.com/article/usda-puts-brakes-on-national-organic-checkoff/ Read more...

Ginning Cost Share Sign Up Extended to May 31

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information America’s cotton producers have now faced four years of financial stress, just like the rest of the major commodities, but with a weaker safety net. In particular, cotton producers confront high input and infrastructure costs, which leaves them more financially leveraged than most of their colleagues. That economic burden has been felt by the entire […] Read more...

2018 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame Inductees Named

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation announced the 2018 Arkansas Outdoor Hall of Fame inductees and recipients of its Legacy Award. Hall of Fame inductees are Jim Hinkle, Ellen Moorhead Fennell and Randy Young. Johnelle and the late J.B. Hunt will receive the Legacy honor. They will be honored at the 27th Arkansas Outdoor Hall […] Read more...

May 14 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 14, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, significant planting progress has been made by Arkansas farmers in recently with over 90 percent of all corn acres and rice acres planted and over 60 […] Read more...

May 10 WASDE Report

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information   On May 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report highlights the latest supply and demand estimates for major commodities. 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-higher-soybean-supplies-lower-ending-stocks-expected-/ Global Markets: Oilseeds – Demand Growth Forecast to Outpace Production (Again)   5-11 Global Markets: Cotton – Record […] Read more...
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