Action Alerts

USDA Announces Plans for 2nd Round of MFP Funds

Friday, November 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, November 7th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue made it known that the department would soon deliver on the second tranche of trade assistance to farmers later this month or in early December. This assistance to farmers, known as the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) provides funds to farmers negatively impacted by […] Read more...

2020 Rule for Dicamba Use in Public Comment Period Until December 1st

Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Department of Agriculture’s Plant Industry Division’s State Plant Board’s proposed rules for use of dicamba herbicides in 2020 is now in a 30 day period of public comment that is scheduled to expire at the end of November. The Plant Board is expected to hold a public hearing on the rule on December […] Read more...

Cotton USA Partners with Forensic Verification Company to Promote U.S. Cotton

Friday, November 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Cotton USA recently reached an agreement with forensic verification company Oritain to help ensure that cotton purchased and sold in the global marketplace as U.S. grown cotton is truly U.S. grown cotton. The company is developing a database of data points related to cotton grown in different regions around the world to develop a forensic […] Read more...

Cotton Council Farm Bill Webinar Available Online

Friday, November 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Recent webinars on the 2018 Farm Bill provided to members of the National Cotton Council (NCC) are now available online. The webinars highlight the new Seed Cotton provisions, which were added to the Commodity Title of the Farm Bill. The webinar explains the program election process and how the new programs are structured and how […] Read more...

PLC Payment Rates for Cotton and Rice Available

Friday, November 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Agricultural Act of 2014 provides payments for covered commodities enrolled in Price Loss Coverage (PLC) when the marketing year average price is below the reference price.   The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture recently published projected payment rates for rice and cotton under the PLC Program for the 2018-2019 marketing year. More below: Read more...
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