Action Alerts

Perdue Provides Update on Emergency Farmer Programs for 2019

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, June 10th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue released a statement regarding the trade mitigation program for 2019 and the USDA policies for prevented planting as it relates to the disaster assistance program provided by Congress. The Secretary did not provide any detail on payment rates for commodities or how the […] Read more...

June 10 U.S. Crop Progress Report

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, June 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress Report for the United States. The report indicates significant delays in corn and soybean plantings across the U.S. due to floods and heavy rains. The report also highlights delays in plantings for peanuts (55%) and […] Read more...

June 10 Arkansas Crop Progress Report

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, June 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report offered indicated that much of the crops were planted, but that soybeans continued to lag well behind its five year average. The report does not offer estimates for […] Read more...

Trump Administration Further Tightens Screws on Cuba Rules

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, June 7th, the Trump Administration announced new rules that further implement restrictions on travel to Cuba. The policy continues the trend of implementing policy that limits travel and commerce between the U.S. and Cuba. This policy further restricts opportunities for the U.S. agriculture industry from accessing the Cuba market. More below: https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm700 https://talkbusiness.net/2019/06/trump-administration-restricts-non-family-recreational-travel-to-cuba/ […] Read more...

Farmer Sentiment Hits 32 Month Low

Wednesday, June 5th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to the ongoing Ag Economy Barometer study conducted by Perdue University and the CME Group, farmer sentiment has fallen significantly in the last two months as farmers continue to struggle with poor planting weather and low commodity prices largely due to over supply and trade wars. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12269-ag-economy-barometer-farmers-attitudes-drop-again https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/farmer-sentiment-collapsing-as-financial-conditions-continue-to-decline/ https://ag.purdue.edu/commercialag/ageconomybarometer/ Read more...
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