Action Alerts

USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, March 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information With the 2017 crop year underway, 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 19 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 2 percent of the rice crop is planted, and that 5 percent of the winter […] Read more...

New Report Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Fabrics

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A recently released scientific report warning of synthetic clothing fabrics was welcome news to the cotton industry. The report identified micro-fibers from synthetic clothing was not only polluting our waters, but carried potential health hazards to marine wildlife and humans and other animals who consume aquatic species. The U.S. cotton industry has long hailed the […] Read more...

Bayer Announces New Soybean Research Venue in East Arkansas

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier in March, Bayer announced that it was opening a new $6-million Soybean Breeding and Trait Development Center just north of Marion, Arkansas. The new facility is located on roughly 180 acres of research plots. The facility will employ about 10 people who will work as part of a much larger team of crop scientists […] Read more...

Ag Day Includes Summit in DC

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On March 21st, many in the United States celebrated National Ag Day to recognize the contribution of agriculture to the economy and people of America. The day included a proclamation from President Trump recognizing the day as National Agriculture Day and a full day summit in Washington, D.C., which included in depth conversations about policies […] Read more...

March Freeze May Impact Wheat Crop

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information An extended freeze period in mid-March may have caused crop damage to Arkansas’s wheat crop in areas that experienced persistent low temperatures. According to the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service, most of the damage is isolated to areas in Northeast Arkansas. Jason Kelly of the Extension Service underscored in a […] Read more...
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