Action Alerts

USDA Announced Technical and Financial Assistance Funds for Wetlands

Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Press Release from USDA: Acting Deputy Agriculture Secretary Michael Young recently announced the USDA is investing up to $15 million in technical and financial assistance to help eligible conservation partners voluntarily protect, restore and enhance critical wetlands on agricultural lands. Restored wetlands improve water quality downstream and improve wildlife habitat, while also providing flood prevention […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice and Grains Stocks Report

Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, March 31st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a rice and grain stocks report. According to the report, Arkansas rough rice stocks in all positions on March 1, 2017, totaled 54.9 million hundredweight (cwt), down 8 percent compared to March 1, 2016. Stocks held on farms totaled […] Read more...

USDA Prospective Plantings Report

Friday, March 31st, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, March 31, 2017, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its 2017 spring prospective planting report. The reports estimate acres for each major crop grown in Arkansas and the United States. According to the report, 2017 national corn acreage is expected to be down 4 percent while soybean is up 7 percent. National […] Read more...

USDA Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, March 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information With the 2017 crop year underway, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that 19 percent of the 2017 corn crop is planted, 2 percent of the rice crop is planted, and that 5 percent of the winter […] Read more...

New Report Highlights Dangers of Synthetic Fabrics

Friday, March 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A recently released scientific report warning of synthetic clothing fabrics was welcome news to the cotton industry. The report identified micro-fibers from synthetic clothing was not only polluting our waters, but carried potential health hazards to marine wildlife and humans and other animals who consume aquatic species. The U.S. cotton industry has long hailed the […] Read more...
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