Action Alerts

February WASDE Report

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 8, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) Report. Most analysts viewed the latest report as neutral with regard to having any significant market impact. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf https://apps.fas.usda.gov/psdonline/circulars/production.pdf http://www.farmfutures.com/market-reports/markets-mixed-after-usda-report http://www.cottongrower.com/cotton-production/production-outlook-acreage/cotton-highlights-from-february-wasde-report-3/ http://www6.intlfcstone.com/arlan-suderman-webinar/?utm_source=PardotCampaign&utm_campaign=Webinar&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Arlan-Suderman-Webinar Read more...

Cotton Farm Bill Fix in Appropriation Bill

Thursday, February 8th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congressional lawmakers are reported to have reached a deal on the fiscal year 2018 continuing resolution and other spending and budgetary needs that will provide for an amendment to the 2014 farm bill to create a price loss coverage program for seed cotton. The measure appears to be in a strong position to be approved […] Read more...

Agriculture Urges Regulatory Relief from Senate Committee

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a hearing Wednesday in the U.S. Senate, members of the Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) heard from representatives of the agriculture industry who urged Congress and the Administration to make reforms to regulations that are hindering production agriculture. The witnesses cited areas of the law and code of federal regulation that were […] Read more...

New USDA Report Estimates Further Declines to Farm Income

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The unfortunate news of agriculture in recent years has been low commodity prices, and the expectation from economists at USDA is that the challenge will persist. According to a new report from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), net farm income for 2018 is projected to hit the lowest level since 2006. The agency is […] Read more...

Noal Lawhon Passes Away

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 6, Noal Lawhon of McCrory, Ar, passed as a result of health issues. Mr. Lawhon was well known throughout Arkansas’s agriculture industry, especially in the seed grower and seed dealer segment. Noel’s son, T.J. Lawhon, is a member of the board of directors for the Ag Council of Arkansas. Details of services […] Read more...
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