Action Alerts

NAFTA Talks Reportedly Close to Reaching Conclusion

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Discussions between the U.S., Mexico and Canada are reportedly nearing a conclusion as the three nations seek to provide an updated multi-lateral trade agreement that is commonly referred to as NAFTA 2.0.  The U.S. hosted the most recent series of meetings in late April in Washington, D.C.  The trade ministers for the three nations are […] Read more...

Arkansas Crops Blog Provides Real Time Guidance from Extension Service

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service is providing real time updates on relevant information for growers on their blog Arkansas-Crops. The extension service staff post information regularly for each commodities to address issues and challenges facing farmers throughout the growing season. They also post updates on their twitter account @ARCrops https://twitter.com/ARCrops […] Read more...

April 30 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 30th, 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, 80 percent of corn was planted with 54 percent emerged, 2 percent of cotton was planted, 1 percent of peanuts were planted, 60 percent of rice […] Read more...

Treasury Secretary Heads to China to Talk Trade

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Later this week, Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin is scheduled to travel to China to discuss trade issues between the U.S. and China. The meeting comes amidst an ongoing trade dispute that has led to great uncertainty in the agriculture commodity marketplace as China has threatened multiple tariffs on imports from the U.S. More below: […] Read more...

NRCS to No Longer Require DUNS And SAMS Numbers for Farmers

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that farmers participating in financial assistance programs will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (2018 Omnibus Bill), signed by President Donald […] Read more...
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