Action Alerts

New Solar Energy Plant Begins Construction in Lake Village

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new solar power plant operated in cooperation with Entergy Arkansas is now officially under construction in Lake Village. The facility is expected to provide 100 megawatts of electricity, and the construction is expected to conclude by the end of 2020. The facility is expected to take up 825 acres of land. Entergy previously announced […] Read more...

Gillett Coon Supper and Pre-Coon Supper Reception Set for January 11th

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The annual Gillett Coon Supper will take place on January 11th of next year, and the Berry pre-supper reception, named after former First District Congressman Marion Berry, will also take place prior to the event at the Berry’s farm shop. The pre-supper reception starts at 3:30 p.m. at the Berry farm shop. Tickets are $40 […] Read more...

USDA Projects Farm Revenue Dependent on Government Support

Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A recent report from USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) estimates that over 30 percent of farm revenue for 2019 will come from direct government farm programs, including trade aid, crop insurance and commodity title programs. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12889-farm-income-forecast-rises-on-trade-aid-crops https://www.ers.usda.gov/topics/farm-economy/farm-sector-income-finances/farm-sector-income-forecast/ Read more...

UofA Producer Meetings on Horizon

Monday, December 2nd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’ Cooperative Extension Service will hold annual crop production meetings throughout Arkansas in the coming weeks beginning in January. The meetings will offer farmers the opportunity to get market information as well as agronomic information related to commodities commonly growing in Arkansas. More below: February 2020 Feb. 3 […] Read more...

November 25 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, November 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, November 25th, the USDA National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicated that Arkansas farmers were on the very tail end of harvest for most crops with some peanuts yet to be harvested as of Sunday, November 24th. More below: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Arkansas/Publications/Crop_Progress_&_Condition/2019/arcw112519.pdf https://release.nass.usda.gov/reports/prog4819.pdf Read more...
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