Action Alerts

CFTC Expected to Release Proposed Rule on Certain Speculative Commodity Activities

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is reportedly close to releasing a new proposed rule that is aimed at establishing more transparency and limits on certain speculative trading activities related to commodities. The goal is aimed at mitigating risk and manipulation in various commodity markets where certain activities can dramatically impact the market and cause […] Read more...

Continuing Resolution Keeps Government Open Through December 20th

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Last week Congress approved and the president signed a continuing resolution spending bill to keep the federal government operating without disruption through December 20th. More below: https://www.rollcall.com/news/senate-passes-stopgap-spending-bill-sends-it-to-trumphttps://www.rollcall.com/news/senate-passes-stopgap-spending-bill-sends-it-to-trump https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/21/trump-signs-spending-bill-avoiding-government-shutdown.html Read more...

November 18 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, November 18th, the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicated that Arkansas farmers were on the very tail end of harvest for most crops with peanuts still lacking 25 percent of the crop harvested as of Sunday, November 17th. More below: Read more...

USA Rice Offering Truck at Upcoming Meeting in Little Rock

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts From USA Rice: Once again, the USA Rice Domestic Promotion Team is driving around the country talking with consumers about U.S.-grown rice and giving away Aroma rice cookers and rice samples.  And now they’ve got something for you!  You can win the actual truck – it’s a 2019 Ford F-150 Crew Cab XLT 5.0 L […] Read more...

Arkansas Awarded Grant to Combat Feral Hogs

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Thursday, November 21st, announced it is awarding more than $3.4 million to fund pilot projects to control feral swine in Arkansas. These projects are part of the Feral Swine Eradication and Control Pilot Program (FSCP) – a joint effort between USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service […] Read more...
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