Action Alerts

USDA Commodity Credit Corporation Announces Interest Rates for Loans

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, October 2, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation announced interest rates for various loan programs.  The Commodity Credit Corporation borrowing rate-based charge for October is 1.250 percent, unchanged from 1.250 percent in September.  The interest rate for crop year commodity loans less than one year disbursed during October is 2.250 […] Read more...

Quarterly Grain Stocks Report Released by USDA

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, September 29th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released its quarterly grain stocks report.  The report indicated corn stocks to be up 32 percent from 2016, soybean stocks to be up 53 percent from 2016 and wheat stocks down 11 percent from 2016.  While the numbers for corn […] Read more...

Committee for the Advancement of Cotton Looks for PAC Contributions

Friday, September 29th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Ag Council of Arkansas is a certified producer interest organization of the National Cotton Council (NCC), which operates a Political Action Committee (PAC) known as the Committee for the Advancement of Cotton (CAC).  The CAC contributes campaign contributions to federal candidates seeking election to public office.  The CAC solicits contributions from members of the […] Read more...

Long Time Farm Press Journalist Forrest Laws Announces Retirement

Friday, September 29th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In what may be Forrest Laws last column in Farm Press, he reminisces on his start at Farm Press and his 37 year experience with the company.  Forrest has been a friendly voice for the agriculture industry and a long-time friend of the industry.  His presence will be missed by the Ag Council as he […] Read more...

UofA to Host Ag Policy and Market Webinar on October 5

Friday, September 29th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture will host a webinar on October 5th at 3:00pm to discuss ag policy and market outlook for U.S. agriculture. The meeting will be led by Dr. Bobby Coats and will feature Pat Westoff from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri. […] Read more...
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