Action Alerts

USDA September Small Grains Summary

Monday, September 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, September 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a grain stocks report and a small grains summary. According to the report, old crop soybeans stored in all positions are up 106% from 2018, with on-farm old crop soybeans up 162% from 2018. The report shows the impact […] Read more...

USMCA Talks Gain Steam but Uncertainty Remains

Monday, September 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S.-Mexico-Canada Free Trade Agreement (USMCA) is reportedly gaining steam as House Democrats and the Trump administration have reportedly reached an agreement to work through points of concern raised by House Democrats. However, the looming impeachment hearings initiated in late September by House Democrats against President Trump bring into question the prospects of finding any […] Read more...

Lower Acres and Yield for U.S. Rice Market

Monday, September 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new report from Dr. Nathan Childs with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated a reduction of crop acres and crop yields for the 2019 rice crop, which is leading to a reduced supply of rice stocks generally in the U.S.. The report also indicated lower production and lower stocks […] Read more...

Crawford Talks Trade Aid and China with Talk Business Arkansas

Monday, September 30th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On September 29th, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford sat down with Talk Business Arkansas’s Roby Brock to discuss issues facing lawmakers and policymakers in Washington, including trade aid for farmers, ongoing trade disputes with China, and the impeachment inquiry now underway in the U.S. House. When addressing the trade situation facing farmers, Congressman Crawford […] Read more...

Governor Proclaims September as Arkansas Rice Month

Friday, September 27th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, September 17th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson issued a proclamation celebrating September as Arkansas Rice Month. As part of the celebration of rice month, several within the Arkansas rice industry took part in a major donation of rice to the Arkansas Food Bank. The donation from 7 Arkansas rice mills is estimated to provide […] Read more...
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