Action Alerts

EPA Proposes Renewable Fuel Volume Targets for 2019

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, June 26, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a proposed rule establishing renewable fuel volume targets for 2019. Response from the agriculture and renewable fuel industries was mixed on the proposed rule. Despite small increases in renewable fuel volumes, a primary point of contention revolves around waivers that are made available for certain […] Read more...

USDA Working to Roll Out Seed Cotton Program

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 25th, USDA announced that it was working to roll out the new seed cotton program across the United States. The new program, which is now part of the 2014 farm bill will provide farmers with the ability to enroll in Price Loss Coverage (PLC) and Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) for seed cotton. Farmers […] Read more...

Senate Begins Floor Time with Farm Bill

Monday, June 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate will continue working on its version of the farm bill this week as the measure heads to the floor for debate in the full Senate. The floor debate will offer opportunities for consideration of several amendments, some of which would be considered damaging to programs important to Arkansas farmers. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11161-funding-battle-awaits-farm-bill-negotiations […] Read more...

June 25 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, June 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, June 25, 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 76 percent silked, cotton is 75 percent squaring, peanuts are 13 percent pegging, soybeans are […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Seeks to Reassure Farmers About Trade War

Monday, June 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, June 25, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue penned an op-ed seeking to reassure farmers about the ongoing trade wars between the United States and China, NAFTA countries, and the European Union. He stated that President Trump would protect farmers against retaliation, and he noted that the Administration was considering ways to offset losses experienced […] Read more...
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