Action Alerts

May WASDE Report Impacts Markets

Thursday, May 12th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Chief Economist (OCE) released an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.  This report provides the latest estimates for major commodities grown in the U.S.  The report shows existing supply and demand while also providing estimates for what will be produced this […] Read more...

Ag Groups Send Letter Seeking Extension on ‘Actively Engaged’ Rule Changes

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A large number of agricultural groups, including the Ag Council of Arkansas, sent a letter to Secretary Vilsack at the U.S. Department of Agriculture urging for a delay in the implementation of final rules for  the definition of ‘actively engaged’ when it comes to determining payment limitations and payment eligibility for farm programs.  The new […] Read more...

May’s Cotton Economic Review from National Cotton Council

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Cotton Council (NCC) has released a new Cotton Economic Review for May that includes updated economic information related to the cotton industry. Data included in the report is projected acres planted, production estimates, and the latest information on supply and demand as well as loan information from USDA and market prices. More below: […] Read more...

USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited Seek Another Round of RCPP

Wednesday, May 11th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts This week, USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited (DU) once again submitted a joint grant application through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) for the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).  The pair was successful in the initial round of RCPP funds which initiated the Rice Stewardship Partnership, which is currently underway […] Read more...

USDA Releases Crop Production Report for Wheat and Cotton

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, May 10th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released new crop production reports that showed production numbers for 2015 cotton and estimates for 2016 wheat production.  According to the reports, winter wheat production for 2016 is expected to be down 41 percent from 2015 as area for harvest […] Read more...
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