Action Alerts

USDA Releases New WASDE Report

Friday, January 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The report estimates supply and demand factors related to each major commodity. The big news of this report was lower estimates for demand of corn, soybeans and wheat. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/ Commodity Analysis: […] Read more...

USDA Releases Final 2017 Crop Production Estimates for Arkansas

Friday, January 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On January 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a report estimated production and stocks for Arkansas. The report estimated crop production amounts for the 2017 crop year. The big news for the 2017 crop year was related to soybeans, which had a record crop in acreage (3.5 million […] Read more...

Cotton Council Planting Intention Surveys Due January 17

Friday, January 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council is surveying growers for their 2018 planting intentions. This is done each year to aid with industry planning and policy deliberations. Individual survey responses are anonymous and confidential. Your help and cooperation is greatly appreciated. Please answer all of the following survey questions by Wednesday, January 17, 2018. The survey takes […] Read more...

Arkansas Soil and Water Conference January 31st at ASU

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The 20th annual Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference and Expo will be held in Jonesboro on the campus of Arkansas State University (ASU) on Wednesday, January 31st. The meeting will address the latest issues and trends in soil and water conservation. Attendees must register online. More below: https://www.astate.edu/college/agriculture-and-technology/outreach-programs/arkansas-soil-and-water-education-conference/ Read more...

Provision in New Tax Law Irks Some Grain Merchandisers

Thursday, January 11th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A provision that was included in the federal tax reform law that was signed into law in late December has drawn the ire of certain grain merchandisers across the U.S. The provision, which was a compromise to replace an expiring provision (Section 199; Domestic Production) that benefited cooperatives and their members, became a new tax […] Read more...
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