Action Alerts

August 27 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 27, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 99 percent dent, 77 percent mature, and 14 percent harvested; cotton is 33 percent open […] Read more...

Trump Announces Agreement with Mexico

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 27, President Trump announced that the United States and Mexico have reached an agreement on a modernization plan for the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He stated that he hoped that Canada would quickly come into the fold with the agreement so the three nations could have a modernized tri-lateral agreement. […] Read more...

USDA Announces Details on Trade Assistance Package

Tuesday, August 28th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 27, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the details of its trade mitigation assistance plans to assist farmers negatively impacted by ongoing trade disputes with major trading partners. The trade assistance package consists of three components: market facilitation program (direct payment); food purchase and distribution; and trade promotion. More below: https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/08/27/usda-announces-details-assistance-farmers-impacted-unjustified […] Read more...

Rice Stocks Report Shows Lower Stocks

Friday, August 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, August 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new report outlining rice stocks for the mid-south. The report indicated significant declines from this time last year. More below: 8.24.2018 Rice Stocks Report Read more...

Iraq Makes Deal for U.S. Rice

Friday, August 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information From USA Rice: Iraq recently agreed to purchase 30,000 MT of U.S. rice on a public tender with shipment scheduled sometime this fall. This purchase by Iraq’s Ministry of Trade was done under a global tender, which has not been won by U.S.-origin rice in several years, and raises U.S. rice sales to Iraq in […] Read more...
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