Action Alerts

Bass Pro to Buy Cabela’s

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 3rd, two of the largest outdoor outfitter companies announced that they will combine into one company early next year in a deal that is priced at $5.5 billion. Bass Pro will purchase Cabela’s by paying $65.50 per share to shareholders of Cabela’s. Bass Pro CEO Johnny Morris stated that he planned to complete […] Read more...

Treasury Rule on Estate Tax Draws Ire of Agriculture

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A newly proposed rule from the U.S. Department of Treasury is believed by many in the agriculture industry to be harmful to family farms by making it more difficult for certain family businesses to transfer farming operations to future generations. The specific proposed rule involves section 2704 and proposes to significantly limit estate and gift […] Read more...

Farmland Partners and American Farmland Company Announce Merger

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 12th, Farmland Partners Incorporated (FPI) and American Farmland Company (AFCO), two of the largest publicly traded agricultural real estate investment trusts (REITs) in the U.S., announced plans to enter into a joint agreement in which FPI will acquire AFCO in a stock transaction. The combined company will be the largest public farmland REIT […] Read more...

12 Arkansas Counties Receive Disaster Declaration from Rains

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 29th, 12 Arkansas counties received a federal disaster declaration from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The declaration was made in response to heavy rains in August that were associated with the same system that brought devastation to parts of Louisiana. The twelve counties are Carroll, Jackson, Prairie, Clay, Lawrence, Randolph, Craighead, Lincoln, […] Read more...

USDA Announces Marketing Assistance Loan Rate for Cotton

Monday, October 3rd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) announced that the marketing assistance loan rate for 2017-crop base quality upland cotton is marked at 49.49 cents per pound. Marketing assistance loans provide interim financing to producers so that commodities can be stored upon harvest when market prices are typically low […] Read more...
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