Action Alerts

China Makes First Official Purchase of U.S. Rice

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Earlier this month, history was made when a California company reached a deal to make the first-ever sale of U.S. rice to buyers in China. The order consisted of 40 metric tons of medium grain rice. The deal comes roughly seven months since China officially opened its market to U.S. rice. The U.S. rice industry […] Read more...

Arkansas Government Transformation Underway

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts This month, Arkansas state government began work towards implementing a government wide reorganization plan approved by the legislature and Governor Hutchinson. The plan, which consolidated several state agencies into 15 cabinet departments with Secretaries heading each department, includes the consolidation of agencies at the Department of Agriculture, which also inherited the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission. […] Read more...

USA Rice Announces Leadership Changes

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts At the USA Rice July business meeting in Dallas earlier this month, the organization announced new leadership change among chairmanship of the USA Rice Farmers and USA Rice Council. Ag Council of Arkansas Board of Director member Joe Mencer of Lake Village stepped down as Chairman of USA Rice Farmers, to be replaced by Nicole […] Read more...

Viptera Payments Postponed to 2020

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. farmers expecting settlement payments from Syngenta stemming from lawsuits against the company for its release of Viptera corn prior to export market acceptance can now be expected to arrive in 2020. Previously, farmers were expecting payments this year, but lawyers in the case have yet to finalize their share of the claims. Syngenta settled […] Read more...

July 22nd Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, July 22nd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicates that cotton and peanuts continue to lead in regards to crop condition with most acreage in good to excellent condition while other commodities are mostly in good […] Read more...
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