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Farm Credit Celebrates $5.4 Million In Patronage Refunds

The Board of Directors of Farm Credit Midsouth, ACA has approved the distribution of $5.4 million in patronage to eligible stockholders.

7th Annual Ag Bash

You're invited to the 7th Annual Ag Bash for Ag for Autism. See all of the details

Congratulations to Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame 2017 Class

Congratulations to the 6 new members of the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame following the March 2nd induction ceremony in Little Rock. Read the full story and information on all of 2017 inductees.

2017 Arkansas Legislative Session in review

January saw the start of Arkansas’ 91 General Assembly and there were several bills that have an effect on agriculture across Arkansas. We were actively involved in the legislative process and we had good success in working for good legislation and defeating legislation which would have been harmful to agriculture.

Farm Credit donates $13,000 to American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts

The Farm Credit associations in Arkansas donated $13,000 to the Northeast Arkansas chapter of the American Red Cross to support flood relief efforts across the state.

Disaster Assistance Available

USDA reminds farmers, families and small businesses disaster assistance programs are available. “USDA has people on the ground, in every county, who can help you. We will do everything we can to help farmers get those fields back in order and encourage them to take advantage of these USDA resources.”

Flood Damage Widens

As floodwater heads to gulf, ag flood damage estimate widens to $175 million. “These numbers now include the estimated value of losses associated with delays in planting, changes input costs; the input costs associated with a second round of planting and the costs associated with processing,”

Slow Bermuda Grass Growth

Cool overnight temperatures slowing Bermuda grass growth. As the spring of 2017 continues to take its toll on various crops, primarily in the eastern portion of the state, cool nighttime temperatures in the northern portion of Arkansas have additionally slowed the growth of Bermuda grass, a grazing forage grass for many cattle operations.

Importance of Exports to Agricultural Sector

Rice, corn leaders stress importance of exports to agricultural sector. The latest involved USA Rice Federation officials and Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue in a wide-ranging discussion of trade along with flooding in the Mid-South, the 2018 farm bill, labor shortages in California, food aid and the importance of rice research programs.

Seed Supplies May Prove Tight

Seed supplies, choices may prove tight when waters recede. As the record flooding that struck northeast Arkansas less than two weeks ago has begun to crest and gradually recede in some affected areas, many growers and agricultural industry experts are waiting to learn what can be salvaged of the remaining planting season.

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