Action Alerts

New USDA Report Estimates Further Declines to Farm Income

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The unfortunate news of agriculture in recent years has been low commodity prices, and the expectation from economists at USDA is that the challenge will persist. According to a new report from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS), net farm income for 2018 is projected to hit the lowest level since 2006. The agency is […] Read more...

Noal Lawhon Passes Away

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 6, Noal Lawhon of McCrory, Ar, passed as a result of health issues. Mr. Lawhon was well known throughout Arkansas’s agriculture industry, especially in the seed grower and seed dealer segment. Noel’s son, T.J. Lawhon, is a member of the board of directors for the Ag Council of Arkansas. Details of services […] Read more...

China Action on Sorghum Alarms Agriculture Export Community

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Trade tensions between the United States and China appear to be tightening, which likely does not bode well for agriculture if it continues. A recent action by China in early February to open an anti-dumping and anti-subsidy investigation into imports of sorghum from the U.S. appears to be in part a response to recent anti-dumping […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Testifies to House Ag Committee on Farm Bill, Trade and More

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, February 6, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue testified before the House Committee on Agriculture on a wide range of issues including the farm bill, trade and other rural economic issues. Perdue acknowledged the economic challenges while also expressing some optimism for the future of American agriculture based on what he has gathered in recent […] Read more...

NASDA Updates Policy Recommendations

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture (NASDA) held its annual winter policy development meeting in Washington, D.C. in late January. NASDA members approved resolutions outlining policy priorities for the state departments of agriculture, which included issues ranging from farm bill and trade policy to industrial hemp. More below: https://s3.amazonaws.com/nasda2/media/WPC18-Policy-Summary.pdf?mtime=20180205163224 http://www.nasda.org/event/2018-nasda-winter-policy-conference Read more...
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