Action Alerts

Farmers and Ag Lenders Concerned with Funding Levels for USDA Loans

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several ag groups and lenders have recently expressed significant concern to Congress regarding funding for Farm Service Agency (FSA) farm operating loans stating that demand is outpacing available funds.  The groups are urging Congress to provide additional funding in the fiscal year 2017 agriculture appropriation bill to meet the growing demand, which is a result […] Read more...

EPA Draft Assessment on Atrazine Widely Criticized by Agriculture

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 2nd, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Draft Triazine Ecological Risk Assessment, which determined the herbicide atrazine poses ecological risk to plants and animals including amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals.  This determination drew the ire of multiple agricultural groups who believe that the EPA’s methodology was flawed and lacked important science […] Read more...

EPA Grants Section 18 for Transform in Cotton

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently granted 5 states, including Arkansas, an emergency permit allowing for the application of Transform WG insecticide for control of plant bugs in cotton. Transform has been the foundation of many cotton growers’ pest management programs, because the insecticide provides effective control of tarnished plant bugs and cotton aphids, without […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report for June 6th

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 6th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas.  The report provides an update on the 2016 crops for all major commodities grown in Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas producers were nearly complete in planting the 2016 crops, only […] Read more...

USDA Initiates One Time Program to Assist Cotton Farmers

Tuesday, June 7th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 6th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the USDA will provide an estimated $300 million in cost-share assistance payments to cotton producers through the new Cotton Ginning Cost-Share program, in order to expand and maintain the domestic marketing of cotton. This program is a one-time cost share payment program […] Read more...
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