Action Alerts

Crop Insurance Planting Dates

Monday, May 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture posted on their Arkansas-Crops blog an overview of crop insurance planting dates for various commodities. With many producers having to consider replanting of crops or unable to plant due to moisture and flooding, crop insurance decisions related to policies tied to planting decisions become more important to […] Read more...

U.S. International Trade Commission Decisions Supports U.S. Catfish Industry

Monday, May 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts With the help of Arkansas Senators John Boozman and Tom Cotton, the U.S. Department of Commerce International Trade Commission (ITC) sided on behalf of U.S. catfish farmers against Vietnam for dumping catfish product in the United States. The final determination provides for significant penalties for Vietnam companies seeking to continue dumping practices. More below: https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=B0A430B1-6849-4342-B47C-DE6DBD42E83A […] Read more...

Trump Threatens to Raise Tariffs on China

Monday, May 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Sunday, May 5th, President Trump threatened to increase tariffs on certain Chinese imports from 10% to 25% beginning this Friday. The announcement came at a time in which many were expecting a deal was on the near horizon. The latest action in the ongoing talks startled the markets and may mark a setback to […] Read more...

Davos on the Delta to Focus on Technology and Food Trends in Agriculture

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Davos on the Delta, a gathering of thinkers, innovators, and investors, will conduct its third event in Memphis from May 13-16. The event aims to stimulate discussion around innovative ideas that intend to shape the future of technology and food in agriculture. More below: https://davosonthedelta.com/request-an-invite/#.XMyuui_MygQ Read more...

USDA Announces Finalists for NIFA & ERS Relocation Sites

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, May 3rd, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue listed the finalists in the running for the relocation of the Economic Research Service (ERS) and National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA), two USDA agencies he’s planned to move outside of Washington, D.C. The top locations are Indiana (multiple locations), the Kansas […] Read more...
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