Action Alerts

Arkansas Researches Examine Effect of Night Time Temperatures on Rice

Friday, September 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts University of Arkansas scientists, with the help of the Arkansas Rice Research and Promotion Board and the Rice Check-off are working to develop rice varieties that are tolerant of Arkansas’ frequent high nighttime air temperatures, a condition that can significantly reduce yields and post-harvest quality. Paul Counce, a University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture […] Read more...

USDA Announces Automatic “Top-Up” Payments on Prevent Plant

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, September 26th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that producers currently participating in federal crop insurance who had in 2019 a payable prevented planting indemnity related to flooding, excess moisture or causes other than drought will automatically receive a “top-up” payment. Producers will receive the payment from their Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) […] Read more...

CR Heads to President to Keep Government Running

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, September 26th, the U.S. Senate approved a fiscal year 2020 continuing resolution (CR) (H.R. 4378) to keep the government open through November 21. The measure passed the U.S. House with a vote of 301-123 and the Senate 82-15, and it’s expected to be signed into law by President Trump before the end of […] Read more...

New Report Indicates Potential Market for Ecosystems Credits for Farmers

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new study conducted by Informa Agricultural Economics on behalf of the Ecosystem Services Market Consortium, a group of non-government organizations, conservation groups, and private enterprises, reported that there is a significant opportunity to develop a marketplace between farmers and potential buyers of credits for purposes of improving the environment. The report indicated a potential […] Read more...

Corteva CEO Calls for Agriculture to Help Address Climate Issues

Thursday, September 26th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Jim Collins, the CEO of Corteva, one of the world’s largest seed and agricultural crop protection companies, recently spoke in a public forum where he indicated that farmers and the agriculture industry as a whole must play a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions. He indicate that agriculture was well poised to capitalize on […] Read more...
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