Action Alerts

July 12 USDA WASDE

Friday, July 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report indicating supply and demand estimates for major commodities. The report was especially bearish for U.S. soybeans as estimates included higher ending stocks and lower exports primarily due to ongoing trade disputes. Cotton offered some positive […] Read more...

Medical Marijuana Commission Proceeds

Friday, July 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission recently restarted its work in awarding cultivation licenses and in reviewing dispensary applicants following a decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court challenging the outcome of the initial awards for cultivation licenses. The Commission finalized the approval of cultivation licenses and started the process for hiring a third party to assist […] Read more...

July 9 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, July 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 9, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 93 percent silked and 48 percent dough, cotton is 92 percent squaring and 60 percent […] Read more...

Generic Base Decision Tool for ARC/PLC Now Available

Friday, July 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced it is notifying farmers with generic base acres who planted seed cotton that a new tool is available to assist them in understanding how the new seed cotton program may affect their FSA payments. The tool, at www.afpc.tamu.edu/tools/cotton-base, helps a producer make decisions on how to allocate generic base […] Read more...

Wheeler Takes Helm at EPA

Friday, July 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, July 5th, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt submitted a resignation letter to President Trump. The news was made through a tweet by President Trump who stated that deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler would assume the lead role at the agency as Acting Administrator. Wheeler became Acting Administrator July 9th. Pruitt had been facing a wide […] Read more...
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