Action Alerts

Governor Announces Legislative Plan for Highway Funding

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, February 11th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced a legislative plan to address long term highway funding needs. The plan would establish a variety of funding streams to provide at least $300 million in new funding in future years. The funds would be provided by a continuation of the 1/2 cent sales tax as […] Read more...

U.S. Sends Delegation to China as Deadline Looms

Monday, February 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts High level U.S. trade negotiators return to China this week to carry on negotiations on trade between the two countries. This meeting takes place in the final month before new tariffs on Chinese imports is set to go into effect if no deal is reached. President Trump announced earlier this month that he would likely […] Read more...

USDA Issues New WASDE Report

Saturday, February 9th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, February 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. This report was the first WASDE report since December due to the government shutdown. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/wasde0219.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11886-usda-record-soybean-near-record-corn-crops-in-2018 WASDE Cotton: Domestic Production, Use Slightly Lowered2-8 WASDE Oilseeds: U.S. Soybean Production Down 56Mln Bushels2-8 […] Read more...

USDA Releases 2018 Crop Production Estimates for U.S.

Friday, February 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, February 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new 2018 crop production report for the United States. More below, including the full report: https://release.nass.usda.gov/reports/cropan19.pdf https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11886-usda-record-soybean-near-record-corn-crops-in-2018 Corn for grain production in 2018 was estimated at 14.4 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the 2017 estimate. The average yield in the United States was […] Read more...

USDA NASS Releases Report on 2018 Arkansas Crop Production

Friday, February 8th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Friday, February 8th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new report summarizing Arkansas crop acres and production yields for the 2018 crop year. More USDA details and the full report below: https://www.nass.usda.gov/Statistics_by_State/Arkansas/Publications/Crop_Releases/Annual_Summary/2018/arannsum18.pdf Arkansas corn area harvested for grain is 645,000 acres, up 8 percent from 2017. The […] Read more...
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