Action Alerts

Senate Ag Committee Pushes Administration on Trade at Hearing

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing with trade leaders of the U.S. government to push them on finding agreement with key agriculture export markets. The Trump Administration’s ongoing trade disputes with key agriculture export markets like China and Mexico have hindered the flow of commodities in the global market and have depressed agricultural […] Read more...

Arkansas Rice Industry Celebrates Rice Month in Capital City

Friday, September 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, September 13, the Arkansas rice industry celebrated Rice Month in Little Rock by joining Governor Asa Hutchinson at the State Capitol to join his official state proclamation declaring September as Arkansas Rice Month. Following the proclamation announcement, the rice industry delivered a very generous donation of Arkansas grown rice to the Arkansas Food […] Read more...

USDA Plans to Move ERS and NIFA Draw Range of Responses

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information USDA’s recently announced plans to move its Economic Research Service (ERS) and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to a location outside of Washington, D.C., has received varying responses from the agriculture industry and communities. Some have expressed opposition to the proposal while others have advocated for the agencies to move to particular […] Read more...

Farm Bill Principals Meeting, but No Agreement Yet

Thursday, September 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The top four farm bill leaders from the House and Senate Agriculture Committees continue to meet in hopes of resolving differences on the farm bill so that it can ultimately be considered and approved by the conference committee. According to Agri-Pulse, the talks are progressing, but there are a significant number of areas of disagreement […] Read more...

September 12 World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates

Wednesday, September 12th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. The report estimates supply and demand for all major commodities. According to the report, little was offered to indicate any upward price movement for commodities as U.S. farmers head into harvest. More below: https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.pdf https://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/Secretary_Briefing.pdf […] Read more...
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