Action Alerts

Crop Planting Continues to Progress

Monday, April 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 24th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 92 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 84 percent of the rice crop is planted, 39 percent of soybeans were planted, 46 percent of sorghum is planted, and 15 percent […] Read more...

April WASDE Report Mostly Bearish on Commodities

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released April 10th was mostly bearing on commodity markets.  While there was some positive news on the demand side, stocks for most grains and oilseeds continue to be at historically higher levels and production in South America is […] Read more...

Herbicide Systems Moving Toward Robotic Functions

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Modern technology through global positioning systems (GPS), robotics, automation, imaging sensors, and the Internet of Things (IOT) are quickly changing the way agriculture works in the United States. One of the latest examples is new spray equipment under development by a start up company called Blue River Technologies. This company is seeking to develop robotic […] Read more...

Trump Administration Lays Out Trade Agenda

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Last month, the Trump Administration released through the United States Trade Representative (USTR) a comprehensive Trade Policy Agenda that outlines their goals and objectives related to world trade. The document is required by statute and delivered to Congress each year. According to analysis of the report, President Trump calls for a new approach on trade […] Read more...

USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring CSP Contracts

Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Offers Renewal Options for Expiring Conservation Stewardship Program Contracts  USDA’s Largest Conservation Program Helps Producers Improve Health, Productivity of Working Lands WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 – Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young recently announced that a contract renewal sign-up is underway for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP), USDA’s largest working lands conservation program with more than 80 million […] Read more...
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