Action Alerts

Delta Regional Authority Announces $2.8 Million in Arkansas Investments

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, October 3rd, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announced several economic development investments into the Delta region of Arkansas. The money will be used to improve infrastructure, the state’s workforce, and economy. Arkansas is one of eight states to receive DRA investments, and the agency’s total investments for 2017 will reach $20 million. With […] Read more...

Barge Traffic on Arkansas River Remains Steady Despite Spring Rains

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to a transportation report published by TalkBusiness, barge traffic on the Arkansas River has picked up some steam since heavy spring rains impacted barge traffic. The report showed that through the first eight months of 2017, 7.60 million tons were shipped, which was only down 1% from the 7.67 million tons during the same […] Read more...

USDA Nominees Moving Quickly in Senate

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue is finally getting his top level staff in place at the department thanks to a break in the confirmation logjam in the U.S. Senate. Key posts were filled earlier this month starting with Steve Censky for deputy agriculture secretary and Ted McKinney for undersecretary for trade and […] Read more...

USDA Announces Safety Net Payments for 2016 Crop Year

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that payments from farm bill commodity title safety net programs would be delivered to farmers very soon. USDA estimates a total of $8 billion in payments under the ARC and PLC programs for the 2016. Payments are being made to producers who […] Read more...

October 2nd Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 2nd, 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 harvest is well underway for most Arkansas farmers. The corn crop is 96 percent harvested, rice is 88 percent harvested, soybeans are 47 percent harvested, sorghum is […] Read more...
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