Action Alerts

UofA Rice Varieties Show Promise

Friday, December 9th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Diamond and Titan, two conventional long and medium grain rice varieties developed by the University of Arkansas, performed well in small plot and cooperative farm trial runs by the University. Jarrod Hardke, Extension rice agronomist for the Division of Agriculture, says each performed well in a difficult growing year. He went further to say the […] Read more...

Arkansas Farmers Received and Estimated $371 Million in Safety Net Payments

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to recent news reports, Arkansas farmers received roughly $371 million in federal farm bill safety-net payments for the 2015 crop year.  The primary cause for the payments was depressed commodity prices through the Price Loss Coverage (PLC) program and the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) programs. The payments for the 2015 crop represent a 74 percent […] Read more...

USDA Report Highlights Ag Technology Investments

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In late November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an annual report on Technology Transfer that highlighted new agriculture related discoveries, inventions and processes that were made or resulting from USDA research or investments.  The report (linked below) focused on technologies with potential for commercial application. More information below: http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2016/11/0248.xml&navid=NEWS_RELEASE&navtype=RT&parentnav=LATEST_RELEASES&edeployment_action=retrievecontent https://www.ars.usda.gov/ARSUserFiles/ott/FY15-TT_9-30.pdf   Read more...

Tyson Launches $150 Million Venture Fund for Innovation

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, December 5th, Tyson Foods announced that it was launching a $150 million venture capital fund, called Tyson New Ventures LLC, that would invest in innovative food companies and technologies. According to the company, the fund is focused on “investing in companies developing breakthrough technologies, business models and products to sustainably feed a growing world population.” The […] Read more...

Monsanto Announces Greenhouse Gas Initiative

Monday, December 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 1st, Monsanto Company announced new plans to make its business operations carbon neutral by 2021.  The plan announced is to cut greenhouse gases through a unique program that targets its seed and crop protection operations in partnership with farmers. ICF International, developed the plan for Monsanto to implement strategies that will lead the […] Read more...
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