Action Alerts

Bill Introduced in Congress to Address Phony Organic Imports

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A bipartisan bill called the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act was introduced in Congress in response to recent discoveries that many imported agricultural products labeled as organic were not found to actually be organic by U.S. standards.  The influx in so-called organic products has harmed organic and non-organic producers in the United States. This […] Read more...

USDA NASS Releases Arkansas Crop Production Report

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, October 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Production Report for Arkansas that estimated crop production numbers for Arkansas’s 2017 crop year.  According to the report, corn production is estimated to be down 16 percent from 2016 with yield being up 8 bushels per […] Read more...

October WASDE Offers Some Adjustments from September Report

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, October 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. The report highlights estimated economic information related to various commodities in the world market, including supply and demand factors.  The report did adjust some estimates from the previous month both for U.S. and global […] Read more...

USDA Releases Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) County Coverage (CO) Payment Estimates

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 4th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) released their 2016 county yields and national marketing year average prices for covered commodities for calculating Agricultural Risk Coverage – County Coverage (ARC-CO) payments.  ARC-CO is a county revenue program that makes payments when actual county revenue is below a guarantee set […] Read more...

UofA to Host Webinar on Rice Market

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture is hosting a new webinar to examine the rice market on October 26th.  The webinar will feature Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS). The webinar will be held at 3:00 p.m. on October 26th. Details and registration link […] Read more...
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