Action Alerts

Bayer Makes Bid at Monsanto

Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 23rd details emerged about a potential mega-merger in agriculture that could combine Bayer and Monsanto.  The two companies have been in discussions for several weeks, and an official offer was made earlier this month with the details of the offer emerging this week.  This merger comes on the heels of two other major […] Read more...

Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, May 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers are nearing the completion of the planting season and preparing to harvest winter wheat. Most crops remain in fair to good condition with some […] Read more...

Johnny Cash Heritage Festival Begins in 2017

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 21st, Arkansas State University officials announced plans to revamp the Johnny Cash festival which raises money fro the restoration and maintenance of Johnny Cash’s boyhood home in Dyess.  The plan is to begin hosting in 2017 a 3-day annual festival that honors the musician.  The festival will be held in both Dyess and […] Read more...

EPA Updates Renewable Fuel Standard for 2017

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday May 18th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) for 2017 and biomass-based diesel requirements for 2018.  While the volumes established were lower than the statutory requirement, the renewable fuel industry and agriculture industry were mostly pleased to see an increase from 2016 levels. Overall, the RFS will […] Read more...

USA Rice May Brief Details Economic and Policy Issues

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USA Rice released a new monthly report for May that outlines several economic and policy issues facing the industry. The report offers a glimpse into several factors that impact the rice industry in Arkansas and the U.S. USA Rice May report linked below: https://usarice.com/docs/default-source/government-affairs/ebrief/may-2016-ebrief.pdf?sfvrsn=4 Read more...
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