Action Alerts

Cochran Announces Retirement from U.S. Senate

Thursday, March 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, March 5th, U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) announced that he would retire April 1st due to health concerns. As Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Cochran cited a final legislative goal of completing work on the fiscal year 2018 appropriations. The current continuing resolution is scheduled to expire March 23rd and the fiscal […] Read more...

Ag Hall of Fame Inducts 6

Sunday, March 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, March 2nd, the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame Inducted 6 new members at its annual luncheon in Little Rock. The Hall of Fame program seeks to build public awareness of agriculture by recognizing and honoring past and current leaders who have given selflessly to the farm industry, their communities and to economic development […] Read more...

Perdue Announces Gin Cost Share Assistance for Cotton Growers

Sunday, March 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information While speaking at the Mid-South Farm and Gin Show Saturday, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA would soon deliver additional short term assistance to U.S. cotton farmers who’ve struggled in recent years due to low commodity prices and an insufficient safety net program under the farm bill. The announcement […] Read more...

USDA Addresses Many Economic Information at Annual Outlook Conference

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The USDA held its annual Agricultural Outlook Forum February 22-25 in Arlington, Va. The meeting, which drew as many as 2,000 attendees, covered a wide range of agriculture related topics, including many economic issues. More below: https://www.agweb.com/article/usda-by-2028-china-to-import-70-percent-of-us-soy-/ https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/10639-usda-projects-smaller-corn-soybean-crops http://www.southwestfarmpress.com/outlook/falling-prices-crop-productivity-driving-farm-income-outlook https://www.ers.usda.gov/publications/pub-details/?pubid=87582 https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/food-price-outlook/ https://www.ers.usda.gov/data-products/agricultural-baseline-database/ Read more...

DowDupont Announced New Name for Agricultural Entity

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, February 26th, DowDuPont announced it will change the name of its agricultural company to Corteva Agriscience. This is one of the three companies that will be formed as a result of the merger. The new agriculture company is expected to be in full operation by June 1, 2019. Corteva is derived from a […] Read more...
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