Action Alerts

Ag Tech Investments Grow Despite Downturn in Ag Economy

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Despite declining farm incomes due to low commodity prices form most agricultural crops, investments by companies and venture capital groups have reached record levels when it comes to agriculture technology. Recent reports state that such investments were approximately $25 billion in 2015 and likely to grow again this year. Real-time data analytics, sensors and robots […] Read more...

Food Companies Announce Plans to Cut Water in Supply Chains

Thursday, October 27th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several major food companies jointly announced plans to focus on reducing water consumption in their supply chains from production and manufacturing to the farms where their ingredients are sourced. The companies, which include Kelloggs and General Mills are partners in the “AgWater Challenge,” a collaborative initiative organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Ceres. As […] Read more...

Cotton Incorporated Releases Monthly Economic Report

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Cotton Incorporated has made available its October edition of its monthly Cotton Market Analysis Report. The report offers an update on market fundamentals and a price outlook for cotton. The report focuses on supply and demand estimates, export markets, price updates, and other factors impacting the cotton industry. Read the latest report at the link below: […] Read more...

USDA Releases New Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, October 24th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 24th, 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 harvesting is nearing completion. The report indicated the […] Read more...

NASS Releases Annual Report on Cropland Values

Monday, October 24th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) recently published their annual report on Land Values.  The 2016 report released in August indicated that overall U.S. farm real estate value decreased 0.3% from 2015, however, land in the Mid-South saw cropland values increase.  For Arkansas, irrigated increased 3.2% to $3,200 per acre and non-irrigated cropland values increased 2.6% […] Read more...
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