Action Alerts

August 21st Crop Progress & Condition Report

Monday, August 21st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 21st, 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 crops are progressing quickly and harvest is underway for many. The corn crop is 99 percent dough stage, 93 percent dent, 75 percent mature, and 11 percent […] Read more...

Governor Makes Appointments to Boards and Commissions

Monday, August 21st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 21st, Governor Hutchinson announced several appointments to boards and commissions, including many agricultural related boards. Appointments were made for the rice, wheat, soybean, and the grain and sorghum research and promotion boards, as well as the the catfish promotion board. The full list of agricultural related board appointments are below: Wayne Wiggins […] Read more...

Mary Smith of Plant Board Receives Pioneer Award from Arkansas Seed Dealers Association

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Release below from Arkansas Agriculture Department: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/15/2017 Contact: Adriane Barnes, Adriane.barnes@arkansas.gov, 501-516-6255 See release online: http://www.aad.arkansas.gov/Websites/aad/files/Content/5889602/Mary_Smith_Receives_2017_Pioneer_Award_Release.pdf Mary Smith of the Arkansas State Plant Board (ASPB) is the recipient of the 2017 Pioneer Award from the Arkansas Seed Dealers Association, a distinguished recognition for an individual with many years of outstanding service to […] Read more...

Fish & Wildlife Service Releases Duck Population Survey Estimates

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 15, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its report on 2017 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and the Canadian Wildlife Service. Overall duck numbers in the survey area remain high. Total populations were estimated at 47.3 million breeding ducks in […] Read more...

UofA Division of Ag Releases Economic Report for Crop Budgets

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Economists with the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service released an updated Crop Enterprise Budget Analysis report. The latest report continues to highlight the economic challenges facing farmers in Arkansas due to high input costs and low commodity prices. With the representative farm examples utilized, the economists show that many farms […] Read more...
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