Action Alerts

USDA Releases Production Numbers for Wheat

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 15th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new report outlining wheat production across the U.S. and in Arkansas.  According to the report, winter wheat production in Arkansas for 2016 is forecasted at 7.84 million bushels, down 1 percent from last month’s forecast, and down 42 percent […] Read more...

House Approves Interior and Environment Appropriations Act

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Prior to adjourning for a long Congressional recess to accommodate the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, the U.S. House approved a spending measure for the Department of Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and related agencies for the 2017 fiscal year, which begins October 1.  The measure contained several provisions that would prohibit the Environmental Protection […] Read more...

Bayer Makes New and Higher Offer for Monsanto

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Late last week, Bayer AG announced that it has raised its all-cash bid for Monsanto in an effort to continue discussions between the two companies and hopefully persuade Monsanto executives and its shareholders to the opportunity. Monsanto had earlier rejected a $62 billion takeover offer from the Germany-based industrial giant, but the new offer came […] Read more...

Dicamba Drift Strikes Arkansas and Other Mid-South States

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas and many other states are experiencing crop damage due to off-label use of the herbicide dicamba.  It is believed that the release of new dicamba tolerant seed technology from Monsanto without approval for it’s proprietary dicamba based herbicide formulation has led to problems that have resulted from some farmers utilizing dicamba in a manner […] Read more...

United States and Iraq Reach Understanding for Trading U.S. Grown Rice

Monday, July 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A recently announced agreement between the United States and the government of Iraq was welcomed by the U.S. Rice Industry’s primary advocacy organization, USA Rice.  The agreement between the two nations establishes the U.S. as a preferred rice supplier for major tenders for Iraq’s food distribution system.  Legislators from Arkansas and other U.S. rice producing […] Read more...
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