Action Alerts

Crop Progress & Condition Report for April 18th

Monday, April 25th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas on April 18th. According to this report, corn was 81 percent planted with 47 percent emerged. Rice was 55 percent planted with 11 percent emerged. Soybeans were 12 percent planted and 1 percent emerged. […] Read more...

Crawford Talks Rural Development in Delta with Rex Nelson

Monday, April 25th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information As part of his now regular “Tune-In” radio program, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford recently visited with Rex Nelson of Simmons Bank to discuss economic development in the Arkansas Delta region.  Mr. Nelson, who previously led the Delta Regional Authority, spoke of what makes the Delta unique and special, and what the Delta can […] Read more...

Arkansas Soil and Water Conference Touts Benefits of Cover Crops

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At the recently held soil and water conference held at Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, much of the program focused on cover crops.  One presentation that has received significant coverage was that of Johnny Hunter of Missouri who explained his experiences with cover crops, including planting into cover crops without utilizing herbicides pre-plant.  The planting […] Read more...

Senate Approves “Trade Secrets” Legislation

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, following a two week Easter recess, the United States Senate got back to work and passed by a vote of 87-0 the Defend Trade Secrets Act (S. 1890), which would allow companies to file civil claims directly in federal courts rather than relying on prosecutors to bring criminal cases.  This legislation is of […] Read more...

NCC Weekly Cotton Market Report

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The National Cotton Council (NCC) weekly cotton market report can be found at the link below. This weekly report for the week ending April 1st, provides an overview of the cotton market. Included in the report are cotton prices and data related to cotton supply and demand. More below: 4.1.2016 Weekly Cotton Market Report Read more...
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