Action Alerts

August 26th USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, August 26th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, corn and rice harvest is just getting underway, and cotton and peanuts continue to lead in the area of condition with a large majority of the […] Read more...

President Issues Retaliatory Tweets in Response to China

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump on Friday, August 23rd, issued a series of tweets threatening to further increase tariffs on Chinese exports and proposing an order to U.S. companies to stop doing business in and with China. He cited a provision in the U.S. Code that grants him the authority to issue an order to cease commerce transactions […] Read more...

U.S. and Japan Reach Agreement on Ag Trade

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, August 23rd, the United States and Japan negotiators reportedly reached a bilateral “agreement in principle” for a new trade deal that includes agriculture. The deal was announced in France during the G-7 summit, and a formal signing ceremony between President Donald Trump and Japanese President Shinzo Abe is expected in September. Details of […] Read more...

USDA Expands Payment Options for Customers

Sunday, August 25th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On August 20th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that it expanded payment options for USDA customers that now allows the agency to accept debit cards and Automated Clearing House (ACH) debit. These paperless payment options enable FSA customers to pay farm loan payments, measurement service fees, farm program debt […] Read more...

EPA Considers Hemp Pesticides

Friday, August 23rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Wednesday, August 21st, that it is now in the process of considering certain pesticides for use in industrial hemp. The products all contain active ingredients that EPA has previously determined related residues would be safe under most circumstances. The goal is to provide more clarity for the 2020 […] Read more...
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