Action Alerts

USDA Developing Contingency Plans for NAFTA Pullout

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday, November 8th, that his agency was developing contingency plans to assist the U.S. agriculture industry should the United States withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). This move comes one week before the next round of NAFTA negotiations to take place […] Read more...

November WASDE

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its November World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.  The report outlines supply and demand estimates for all major agricultural commodities. This month’s report was particularly bearish for the corn market, a little bearish for cotton and mostly neutral for other commodities. More below: […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Federation to Establish Task Force on Rice Straw Burning

Friday, November 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Rice Federation announced on November 9th, that it was working to form a task force to develop solutions related to the burning of rice residue post harvest.  Burning of rice straw and other residue following harvest is a common and recommended practice for farming.  While not every rice field utilizes this practice, it […] Read more...

Plant Board Approves Regulation to Prohibit Dicamba After April 15

Thursday, November 9th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, November 8th, after holding a public hearing on proposed regulations establishing a prohibition of dicamba use from April 16-October 31 for the 2018 crop year, the Arkansas State Plant Board voted 10-3 in favor of the regulation. The regulations include exemptions for the use of dicamba in pastures, rangeland, turf, ornamental, direct injection for […] Read more...

November 6 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 6th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that harvest is complete or almost complete for many Arkansas farmers. The corn crop is 100 percent harvested, rice is 100 percent harvested, soybeans are 94 percent harvested, […] Read more...
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