Action Alerts

Bunge Reported to be Positioning for Sale

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent news reports indicate that Bunge Ltd. one of the largest grain merchants in the world is apparently taking internal actions designed to position the company for sale. It’s not clear yet who the prospective buyers may be, but the company has considered a sale earlier this year with Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), but the […] Read more...

Lawmakers Recommend $3 Million in New Funds for UA Division of Agriculture

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, October 30th, the Join Budget Committee approved a motion by Representative DeAnn Vaught (R-Horatio) that would recommend a $3 million annual pay bump for the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture. The Division of Agriculture has had level funding since 2008, but has received some one time moneys in recent years to […] Read more...

November 13 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, November 13, 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 100 percent harvested; cotton is 93 percent harvested; rice is 98 percent harvested; and soybeans […] Read more...

Much Anticipation for Meeting Between Trump and Xi

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information With the ongoing trade dispute with China causing economic hardship for the agriculture industry, hope and anticipation builds among farmers for the upcoming meeting between President Trump and President Xi at the G20 meeting taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the end of November. Trump recently expressed optimism for a “great deal” with China […] Read more...

Perdue Says More Trade Aid for Farmers

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would provide the full second tranche of trade mitigation assistance for farmers. He also noted that the USDA would likely not implement any additional assistance in 2019 unless Congress provided such assistance.  Soybean markets have been the most affected commodity in the ongoing […] Read more...
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