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USDA Releases New Crop Production Report

Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released an updated Crop Production Report for the 2015 crop year.  According to the report, Arkansas is set to reap a record cotton and soybean crop from a yield standpoint.  It also estimates that sorghum and soybean would be up from 2014 while corn, cotton and rice production […] Read more...

Arkansas Coops Make Top 100 List

Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Two Arkansas based agricultural cooperatives made the list once again of top 100 largest agricultural cooperatives.  Both cooperatives are headquartered in Stuttgart and primarily known for their role in handling and marketing rice.  Riceland Foods ranked 25th on the list and Producers Rice Mill ranked 65.  Both slipped slightly from their positions in the 2014 […] Read more...

Senator Boozman Talks Arkansas Rice on Senate Floor

Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Senator John Boozman took to the Senate floor recently to recognize September as National Rice Month.  Boozman recognized Arkansas’s contribution to the U.S. rice industry as the leading rice producing state, and he spoke about the many conservation activities that Arkansas rice farmers employ to preserve water and wildlife habitat.  He also spoke of […] Read more...

Arkansas River’s August Tonnage Up 30 Percent

Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas River’s barge transportation traffic suffered greatly in the first half of the year, but things picked up quickly this August.  According to Talk Business Arkansas, August tonnage on the river totalled 1.22 million, which is up more than 30 percent from August 2014.  Spring rains, which led to some flooding in the river […] Read more...

Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Stay on WOTUS Rule

Friday, October 9th, 2015 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, a federal appeals panel issued a nationwide stay on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.  The result is a suspension of rule’s implementation in the other 37 states that were outside of an earlier ruling that already included Arkansas and 12 other states.  The opinion came from Judge […] Read more...
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