Action Alerts

Walmart Makes Move to Require Blockchain for Some Food Suppliers

Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Walmart is taking a big leap towards blockchain technology as it is planning to mandate use of the technology by a significant number of its U.S. food suppliers. Beginning September 2019, Walmart and its Sam’s Club division will require suppliers of fresh, leafy greens to implement real-time, end-to-end traceability of products back to the farm […] Read more...

Congress Tries to Complete Work on Spending Bills Before Fiscal Year Deadline

Monday, September 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, Congress will finish out its final week of the 2018 fiscal year. While Congress has made progress on annual appropriations measures, they’ve not concluded work on all the spending bills for the upcoming fiscal year, including the bill for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This week […] Read more...

September 24 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, September 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, September 24, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 81 percent harvested; cotton is 96 percent open bolls and 18 percent harvested; rice is […] Read more...

AgLaunch Announces $100,000 Row-Crop AgTech Challenge

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information News Release: AGLAUNCH ANNOUNCES THE INNOVA $100,000 ROW CROP CHALLENGE SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 20, 2018) – AgLaunch Initiative, a farm-centric agricultural innovation organization, announced today the Innova $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of their expanded partnership with Farm Journal Media to be held at the 2018 Farm Journal […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Offers Thoughts on Trade

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a recent interview with Agri-Pulse, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue offered his thoughts on the ongoing trade disputes. His conversation described the ongoing trade mitigation assistance, outlooks on trade disputes with China and NAFTA nations, as well as the farm bill. In his conversation, Perdue noted that farmers should not expect […] Read more...
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