Action Alerts

Simmons Bank to Host Agri Summit February 1

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Simmons Bank will host a free conference on February 1st that will feature some of the industry’s leading experts who will discuss the current agricultural economic landscape, the future of commodity pricing and the scientific developments impacting the industry locally and globally. Space is limited, so register today. Register by Thursday, January 25, to be […] Read more...

Cotton Farm Bill Provision in House Appropriation Bill

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As Congress closes out work for the year, many legislative items are moving at break neck speed. This includes tax cuts, continuing resolution for fiscal year 2017 appropriations, and a disaster aid spending bill. The disaster aid bill, which is expected to be attached to the continuing resolution, includes new language amending the farm bill […] Read more...

USDA Announces Funding Available for Conservation Innovation Grants

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, December 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it was seeking new applications for conservation innovation grants (CIG). Total funding available is $10 million for fiscal year 2017, and the focus area for the CIG funds are grazing lands, organic systems, and soil health. Applications are due February 26th. More below: […] Read more...

USDA NASS Estimates Over One Million Bales for Arkansas

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS) estimates cotton production for 2017 to be 1.06 million bales with an average yield of 1,162 pounds per acre. This production estimate represents an increase of 220,000 bales from last year along with an increased yield of 87 pounds from 2016. More below: 12.12.2017 […] Read more...

December WASDE Report Mostly Neutral

Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On December 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report offers the latest estimate for supply and demand factors impacting markets for primary commodities. Analysts viewed the latest report to be neutral to most commodities with some very modest silver linings of opportunity for […] Read more...
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