Action Alerts

September 4 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, September 4, 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 dent, 98 percent mature, and 30 percent harvested; cotton is 53 percent open […] Read more...

NAFTA Talks Break Down Between U.S. and Canada

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information After the United States and Mexico announced agreement on a new trade pact between the two nations early last week, they both pivoted towards bringing Canada into the agreement for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). However, by the end of the week talks broke down between the U.S. and Canada. The U.S. […] Read more...

USDA Opens Sign Up for Trade Mitigation Programs

Tuesday, September 4th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Launches Trade Mitigation Programs https://www.usda.gov/media/press-releases/2018/09/04/usda-launches-trade-mitigation-programs Release & Contact Info Press Release Release No. 0172.18 Contact: USDA Press Email: press@oc.usda.gov (Washington, D.C., September 4, 2018) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today launched the trade mitigation package aimed at assisting farmers suffering from damage due to unjustified trade retaliation by foreign nations. Producers of […] Read more...

USDA Projects Further Declines in Farm Income for 2018

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) recently released a report forecasting a decline in net farm income for 2018. The ERS report projected net farm income for this year at $65.7 billion, which represents a decline of $9.8 billion, or 13 percent, from 2017. This income level with inflation adjustments comes […] Read more...

House Ag Chairman Talks Farm Bill and Trade

Friday, August 31st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) recently held an interview in which he addressed a range of issues facing farmers and the agriculture industry. He spent considerable time discussing his plans for completing work on the 2018 farm bill and on impending trade disputes and negotiations. In addition, Chairman Conaway discusses other must do […] Read more...
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