Action Alerts

Farmers Reminded of Voluntary Smoke Management Program

Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Department of Agriculture is once again encouraging farmers to comply with the Arkansas Voluntary Smoke Management Program it operates. The program offers a a pre-burn checklist and a hotline for farmers to call prior to burning crop residue to determine if environmental conditions and other factors are optimal for burning. Farmers are encouraged […] Read more...

September 9 Crop Progress & Condition Report

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, September 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, corn was 40% harvested, rice was 23% harvested, sorghum was 46% harvested, soybeans were 4% harvested, and peanuts were 1% dug, and cotton was 66% open bolls. More below: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/8336h188j/qv33s884t/zs25xn89f/prog3719.pdf Read more...

NCC Hosting Webinars on Farm Bill Changes for Cotton

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Cotton Council (NCC) is hosting webinars in September to educate producers on farm bill changes related to cotton. The webinars will be hosted by Zoom and held on September 19, 23rd, 25th, and 26th as follows: Thursday, September 19, 8:00 am                                 Monday, September 23, 8:00 am Wednesday, September 25, 8:00 am                                         […] Read more...

USDA Releases More Disaster Aid for Farmers

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, September 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released more disaster assistance for farmers, including details on prevent plant enhancements and Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). These enhancements were made available by Congress through a $3 billion supplemental appropriation bill approved earlier this year. With regard to prevent plant policy for […] Read more...

USDA RMA Announces Hemp Crop Insurance Policy for 2020

Friday, August 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, August 27th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) announced that it would provide crop insurance for industrial hemp beginning in the 2020 crop year. A whole farm revenue program will be available for hemp grown for fiber, flower or seeds in areas covered by USDA-approved hemp plans or who are […] Read more...
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