Action Alerts

Arkansas Rice Farmers Set to Receive First Ever Carbon Market Payments

Thursday, June 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In what began a few years ago as a concept is now becoming a reality as a handful of Arkansas farmers are set to receive payments for carbon credits that are established through utilizing a particular growing method for the production of rice. The project is designed as a public-private partnership to develop, market and […] Read more...

Crop Progress Report for June 12

Monday, June 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 12, 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 almost every acre for the 2017 crop year is planted.  The corn crop is 43 percent silked and the rice crop is 100% emerged, while 91 percent of soybeans are planted with 84 percent […] Read more...

White River Irrigation District Awarded USDA Conservation Innovation Grant

Monday, June 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The White River Irrigation District (WRID) recently received a significant Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The $600,000 grant is aimed at developing a data analytics platform for agriculture in the Grand Prairie Region of Arkansas. They propose to develop, test and validate an Internet […] Read more...

Cotton’s Monthly Economic Review Report

Monday, June 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council released on June 12th, its latest Cotton Economic Review report. The report provides the latest economic information impacting the U.S. cotton market. More below: http://files.constantcontact.com/400f333d501/dc139fe3-1c7d-4e78-8cb6-9c7dca32c4d3.pdf http://www.cottoninc.com/corporate/Market-Data/MonthlyEconomicLetter/   Read more...

Senator Grassley Continues March Against Farm Programs

Monday, June 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley continues his march against farm programs with another action related to the definition of “actively engaged,” which is a determinant in qualifying for certain farm programs.  Grassley recently penned a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an in depth review of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) rule defining […] Read more...
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