Action Alerts

USDA Crop Progress & Condition Report for Arkansas

Tuesday, May 10th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas’s 2016 crop year.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers made significant progress again in the most recent week and remain largely ahead of the 5 year average when it comes to acres planted.  The […] Read more...

China Begins Cotton Reserve Sales

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 3rd, China began the process of selling some of the nation’s huge reserves of cotton. The reserve sales are likely to impact the country’s imports and stocks as well as world market prices.  Sales will begin on May 3 and run through the end of August with the daily volume  capped at 50,000 […] Read more...

New Index Established to Help Measure State of Farm Economy

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information According to recent news reports, researchers at Purdue University and Chicago Mercantile Exchange have developed a new method for measuring the conditions of the agriculture economy.  The new barometer is based on producer surveys and combined with other economic data on farmland values, input costs, and crop and livestock prices. The barometer is designed to […] Read more...

Simmons Bank’s Delta Symposium Available for Review

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In April of this year, Simmons Bank hosted an all day symposium titled, The Delta: Why It Still Matters, where over 400 business and community leaders gathered to discuss the future of the Delta. The event was led and moderated by Rex Nelson, Director of Communications for Simmons Bank and former director of the Delta […] Read more...

Arkansas Continues Planting Progress

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas on May 2, 2016.  According to the report, Arkansas farmers were able to make significant progress despite recent heavy rainfall.  For most major commodities, farmers are well ahead of the most recent five year […] Read more...
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