Action Alerts

April 30 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 30th, 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, 80 percent of corn was planted with 54 percent emerged, 2 percent of cotton was planted, 1 percent of peanuts were planted, 60 percent of rice […] Read more...

Treasury Secretary Heads to China to Talk Trade

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Later this week, Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin is scheduled to travel to China to discuss trade issues between the U.S. and China. The meeting comes amidst an ongoing trade dispute that has led to great uncertainty in the agriculture commodity marketplace as China has threatened multiple tariffs on imports from the U.S. More below: […] Read more...

NRCS to No Longer Require DUNS And SAMS Numbers for Farmers

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) announced that farmers participating in financial assistance programs will no longer need a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Number System (DUNS) number, or to register in the System for Award Management (SAM). The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (2018 Omnibus Bill), signed by President Donald […] Read more...

Bipartisan Senate Bill Would Shake Up Commodity Title

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A bipartisan Senate bill introduced by Senator John Thune (R-SD) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) aims to make reforms to the commodity title of the farm bill in a manner that would strengthen the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) program while also diminishing the level of support for certain commodities under the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) […] Read more...

Arkansas Names Economic Opportunity Zones for Capital Gains Investments

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC) announced that the state had identified up to 85 “opportunity zones” to be eligible for new investment opportunities under a new provision in the federal tax cut bill approved late in 2017. Investors participating in qualifying Opportunity Funds focused on opportunity zones can enjoy significant tax benefits for their […] Read more...
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