Action Alerts

Marion Plans Museum for Sultana

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The community of Marion, Arkansas, is planning to develop a new museum dedicated to memorializing one of the most under-reported tragedies in America’s history. The museum planned would be dedicated to the explosion of the steamboat Sultana, which led to the death of at least 1,200 passengers aboard the ship carrying Union soldiers returning North […] Read more...

UofA Announces Plans for New Rice Research Station

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In the Works: Division of Agriculture rice research center for northeast Arkansas By Mary Hightower U of A System Division of Agriculture June 12, 2018 Fast facts: Center to be built on 614 acres in Poinsett County To be financed by gifts, including $4 million from Arkansas Rice Promotion Board Additional gifts sought to cover […] Read more...

June 12 WASDE Report

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its June World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. Several commodities markets, including cotton, corn and wheat responded positively with increases in futures prices as a result of the report’s estimates. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf https://www.agweb.com/article/wasde-lower-ending-stocks-for-corn-soybeans-wheat/ Read more...

June 12 Crop Production Report

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Crop Production Report estimating production and yields for Arkansas’s winter wheat crop. According to the report, USDA estimates Arkansas’s winter wheat production for 2018 at 6.60 million bushels, with an average of 60 bushels per acre, which would […] Read more...

USDA Commits $10 Million to Upgrade Service Website Farmers.gov

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it would commit $10 million to improve its new website farmers.gov, which is designed to be a service oriented website for farmers. The website will be aimed at assisting farmers who enroll in various farm programs, including those from Farm Service Agency (FSA), Risk Management Agency (RMA), […] Read more...
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