Action Alerts

USDA Announces Trade Assistance Program for Farmers

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, July 24, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced plans to help farmers negatively affected by ongoing and growing trade disputes between the United States and key export trading partners. The total amount set aside by USDA amounts to $12 billion dollars and will provide assistance for commodities affected by the various retaliatory […] Read more...

July 23 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 23, 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 silked and 87 percent dough, 56 percent dent and 4 percent mature, cotton […] Read more...

USDA Creates New Classing Codes for Plastic Contaminants in Cotton

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Cotton Classing Offices will be using two new extraneous matter classing codes for the 2018/19 crop to reflect the increasing incidences of plastic contaminants in cotton modules. USDA plans to use the new Code 71 for light plastic contamination and Code 72 for heavy plastic contamination. The new codes were implemented to distinguish plastic contamination […] Read more...

USDA NASS Catfish Production Report

Monday, July 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Catfish Production Report for Arkansas. According to the report, Arkansas ranks third in the nation in catfish production behind Mississippi and Alabama with 6.68 million foodsize fish on hand on July 1, 2018. More below: 7.20.2018 Catfish Production […] Read more...

New Migrant Labor Bill Introduced in House

Thursday, July 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, July 18, House leadership announced that they are committed to bringing a combination Agricultural Guestworker (AG) Act and Legal Workforce Act to the House floor for a vote this month. The bill was unveiled with bipartisan support in an effort to provide a fix to the burdensome H-2A agricultural guestworker program. The AG […] Read more...
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