Action Alerts

December 7th is Final Day to Sign Up for Seed Cotton Program

Monday, November 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Friday, December 7th is the final day for eligible farms to sign up for the seed cotton program, which is a new commodity title program included in the 2014 farm bill through an amendment included in a fiscal year 2018 appropriations act. The program, which offers price loss coverage (PLC) or agricultural risk coverage (ARC) […] Read more...

Congress Returns for Lame Duck Session

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, November 13th, members of Congress returned to Washington with just a few weeks remaining in the 115th Congress and many legislative needs to address prior to the end of the year and the start of a new Congress. One of the most significant legislative needs is the 2018 farm bill.  Current law has […] Read more...

UofA to Host Webinar on Cotton Market

Monday, November 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, November 15 at 3 p.m. CST  the University of Arkansas will host a new Food and Agribusiness Webinar.  The seminar will highlight the risks facing the cotton market going in to the 2019 cropping season.  A combination of large planted acreage, adequate soil moisture, and likely low abandonment and above average yields may […] Read more...

UofA Makes 2019 Crop Enterprise Budgets Available

Monday, November 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas, Division of Agriculture has released the 2019 Crop Enterprise Budgets. Budgets are available as a printed manuscript and as interactive files that allow users to change inputs and prices to fit each producer’s unique situation. Budget summaries present side-by-side comparisons for surface irrigated, center pivot irrigated, and non-irrigated crops. Inputs in […] Read more...

China Trade Dispute Causing Pain to Cotton Too

Friday, November 9th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In addition to the well documented injury to the soybean market as a result of the ongoing trade dispute with China, U.S. cotton is also suffering.  Concern is building over cancelled contracts, reduced orders, and potential for China to source non-U.S. cotton or substitute polyester for cotton. While the soybean market has received most of […] Read more...
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