Action Alerts

USDA Anticipating Record Prevent Plant Costs

Friday, July 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Prevented planting insurance claims are very likely to set a record this crop year due to widespread excessive moisture throughout much of the United States, including Arkansas. In addition, some adjustments have been made by USDA and Congress to make the program more accommodating to farmers impacted by floods this year. Those adjustments include Congressional […] Read more...

Randy Veach Announces Plans to Step Down at Farm Bureau

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Arkansas Farm Bureau President Randy Veach of Manila notified Arkansas Farm Bureau members in a letter that he would not seek an additional term as president of the organization. Veach has served as president for the last 11 years and as vice president for the 5 years prior to that.. New leadership for the organization […] Read more...

July 11th WASDE Report

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, July 11th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report. By most estimates from commodity market analysts, the report continues to lack sufficient data related to actual numbers related to the 2019 crop year, which has seen major impacts due to weather. It’s expected that next month’s […] Read more...

July 8 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, July 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicates that cotton and peanuts continue to lead in regards to crop condition at most acreage in good to excellent condition while other commodities are mostly in good […] Read more...

USDA Says MFP Payments Could Apply to Cover Crops on Prevent Plant Acres

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, July 1st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made it known that cover crops planted on prevent plant acres would likely be eligible for a minimal Market Facilitation Program (MFP) payment. Full details and amounts were not disclosed. Cover crops planted are also eligible for early harvest beginning September 1, which is two […] Read more...
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