Action Alerts

House Approves Omnibus Appropriations Bill for Fiscal Year 2018

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, September 14th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved by a vote of 211-198,  a $1.2 trillion package of 12 spending bills in an omnibus measure to fund the federal government through the 2018 fiscal year, which begins October 1.  The approval of the measure follows the recent passage and signing of a short […] Read more...

Deere Purchases Blue River Technologies for $305 Million

Monday, September 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information John Deere Company made a major investment this month in artificial intelligence in robotic spray technology with the purchase of a start up company named Blue River Technology.  Blue River had developed a new “see and spray” system for applying herbicides with pinpoint accuracy on weeds identified by optical sensors while moving down the field. […] Read more...

Matthew Marsh Named to Plant Board

Friday, September 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 15, Governor Hutchinson announced a number of appointments to various boards and commissions.  One of the appointments was for a vacant position at the State Plant Board previously held by Jammy Turner of Gillett.  The farmer-at-large position will be filled by Matthew Marsh who farms in England, Arkansas, with Ag Council First Vice […] Read more...

September WASDE Continues Bearish March for Most Commodities

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 12, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The report, which estimates supply and demand for each major commodity offered more bearish information as it relates to cotton, soybeans and corn, while offering some optimism for rice and wheat. More information below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf […] Read more...

September 11, 2017 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, September 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 11th, 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 crops are progressing quickly and harvest is underway for many. The corn crop is 98 percent mature and 66 percent harvested. The rice crop is 87 percent […] Read more...
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