Action Alerts

Perdue Says More Trade Aid for Farmers

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Agriculture would provide the full second tranche of trade mitigation assistance for farmers. He also noted that the USDA would likely not implement any additional assistance in 2019 unless Congress provided such assistance.  Soybean markets have been the most affected commodity in the ongoing […] Read more...

October 22 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, October 22, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 97 percent harvested; cotton is 77 percent harvested; rice is 94 percent harvested; and soybeans […] Read more...

USDA Deregulates GE Cotton for Low Gossypol Seed

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 18th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the deregulation of Texas A&M’s cotton variety genetically engineered to have ultra-low levels of gossypol in its seed, which could allow for expanded use of cottonseed for animal feeds and potentially human foods. More below: https://www.aphis.usda.gov/aphis/ourfocus/biotechnology/brs-news-and-information/2018_brs_news/texas_am_low_gossypol_cotton https://www.agweb.com/article/cotton-as-food/   Read more...

Perdue Announces Eradication of Pink Bollworm

Friday, October 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, October 19, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue held a press conference in which he announced the successful eradication of the pink bollworm – a primary pest to the cotton industry.  This pest has cost U.S. producers tens of millions of dollars in yearly control costs and yield losses.  With the announcement USDA plans to […] Read more...

Trump Demands Agencies to Cut 5% of Budget

Friday, October 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, October 17, President Trump summoned his cabinet and urged each of his agency heads to cut 5 percent from their budgets in discretionary accounts. The request by President Trump comes upon news that federal deficits have continued to grow in spite of strong economic growth. More below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/trump-calls-for-5-percent-spending-cut-in-some-programs/2018/10/17/112ce5a8-d236-11e8-b2d2-f397227b43f0_story.html https://www.agri-pulse.com/media/podcasts/21700-agri-pulse-drivetime/play/9477-drivetime-october-17-2018   Read more...
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