Action Alerts

Drought Monitor Shows Worsening Conditions in Mid-South

Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to the National Weather Service, the drought conditions are getting worse in much of the Mid-South including much of Arkansas.  While Arkansas experienced big rainfalls through much of the state in August, the last two months were unusually dry. The near term weather forecasts project that the dry conditions will persist. More below: Drought […] Read more...

Sorghum Exports Suddenly Pop

Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to recent reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, export demand for sorghum remains strong. In just the last week, 16 million bushels were sold for export. So far with the 2017 marketing year, the demand is being led by China who is consuming roughly 70 percent of U.S. grain sorghum exports with Mexico […] Read more...

USDA FSA Announces County Committee Elections

Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 3, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced it will begin mailing ballots to eligible farmers and ranchers across the country for the 2016 FSA County Committee elections on Monday, November 7, 2016. Producers must return ballots to their local FSA offices by Dec. 5, 2016, to ensure that their […] Read more...

USDA Seeks Applicants for Conservation Innovation Grants

Friday, November 4th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was seeking new grant proposals for to provide innovative conservation solutions through its competitive Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program. The program is operated through the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). The agency is particularly interested in supporting innovative technologies and approaches in areas […] Read more...

USDA Releases New Crop Progress Report

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 31st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offers an update on the status and condition of the primary agricultural crops grown in Arkansas. According to this report, Arkansas harvest is nearly complete. The report indicated the […] Read more...
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