Action Alerts

Boll Weevil Board Sets Assessment for 2017

Monday, February 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Boll Weevil Eradication Foundation Board established its annual assessment for Arkansas cotton producers at a meeting on February 7th in Little Rock.  The board agreed to reduce the annual per acre assessment by one dollar. The 2017 assessment will be set at $3 per acre with an additional grower rebate if collections lead […] Read more...

USDA Releases February WASDE Report

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a new World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The WASDE offers updated estimates for supply and demand for major agricultural commodities in the United States and around the world. More information below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/weather/pubs/Monthly/current.pdf Commentary: http://seekingalpha.com/article/4044642-quick-comments-february-wasde-report http://www.agweb.com/article/wasde-wakes-up-wheat-snoozes-on-corn-soybeans-naa-ben-potter/ Arlan Suderman Intl FCStone Webcast WASDE […] Read more...

Crawford and Boozman Reintroduce Cuba Trade Legislation

Thursday, February 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman and Arkansas Congressman Rick Crawford, both champions for expanding U.S. agricultural trade opportunities to Cuba, have reintroduced bills in this new Congress to loosen Cuba related trade restrictions on U.S. agriculture.  Their bills would lift current laws prohibiting the financing of agricultural exports to Cuba through the cash in advance of […] Read more...

AGFC Names Bayou Meto WMA After Dunklin

Monday, February 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Game & Fish Commission (AGFC) recently announced that it recently voted to rename the Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area (WMA) the George H. Dunklin Bayou Meto Wildlife Management Area in honor of former Ag Council President George Dunklin Jr. of Stuttgart. Dunklin served many years with the Commission and also helped lead Ducks […] Read more...

USDA NASS Releases Catfish Production Estimates

Friday, February 3rd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 3rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new report on catfish production in Arkansas.  The new report shows estimated catfish production from 2016 and 2015.  According to the report, catfish foodsize fish sales were up 11 percent from 2015, but fish production and inventory was down […] Read more...
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