Action Alerts

USDA Releases Acreage and Stocks Estimates

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released updated reports on estimated acres planted and stocks available for grains and rice. The information is the latest adjustments from the March planting intentions report. The reports indicated variation from previous reports that certainly have an impact on the various […] Read more...

Senate Moves To Consider GMO Labeling Bill

Thursday, June 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, with a vote of 68-29, the U.S. Senate approved a motion to begin debate on a new bill that would establish a national food labeling program to address genetically modified organisms (GMOs). The compromise legislation was crafted by the Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and it would establish standards […] Read more...

Panama Canal Expansion Officially Open for Commerce

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The new expanded Panama Canal officially opened on June 26th when a Chinese megaship successfully eased through the manmade canal. The canal promises to be a major boon for U.S. agriculture as it will assist in exporting commodities and food products to South America and Asian markets. The modernized canal, which doubled the canal’s shipping […] Read more...

Rice Leadership Development Program Accepting Applications

Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Rice Foundation Accepting Applications for 2017 Rice Leadership Development Program By Chuck Wilson STUTTGART, AR — The Rice Foundation is accepting applications for the 2017 Rice Leadership Development Program. Rice producers or industry-related professionals between the ages of 25 and 45 are eligible to apply for the program. The application deadline is October 1. The […] Read more...

June 27th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, June 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 27th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas has completed planting and the crops are advancing […] Read more...
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