Action Alerts

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...

Trump Announces New Import Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. agriculture is on high alert following a surprise announcement by President Trump on Thursday, March 1, to establish new tariffs on imported aluminum and steel. The announcement was not specific on which countries these tariffs would apply to, but it did send shockwaves into the markets as some fear it may lead to […] Read more...

USDA NASS Seeks Producer Surveys for Acreage Estimates

Thursday, March 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) is asking farmers to complete its planting intentions surveys, which were mailed in late February. The survey is designed to provide projected estimates for how much of each type of crop is expected to be planted throughout the United States for the upcoming crop […] Read more...

Arkansas Issues Licenses for Medical Marijuana Grow Facilities

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 27th, the State of Arkansas awarded 5 licenses for marijuana cultivation centers for medical marijuana. The Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) Division of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (ADFA) issued approved licenses were issued based on a scoring system that rated each of the 95 applicants who sought to own and […] Read more...
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