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Commodity Communicator Weekly

September 27, 2013


AFFORDABLE CARE ACT INFORMATION
The attached information concerns an Oct. 1 Affordable Care Act deadline that will impact farm employers.

Affordable Care Act Fact Sheet for Farm Employers.pdf

health-ACAexnotice13b.0827.pdf

health-ACAexnotice13c.0827.pdf


SEPTEMBER QUARTERLY STOCKS REPORT WEBINAR
Monday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m.
The USDA will release its new quarterly stocks report on Monday.  Join Matt King, Farm Bureau  Economist and Scott Stiles, UAEX Economist will break down the report and give insight into how the report will affect the markets.  

You have Three Ways to Participate:

SmartPhone or Tablet
Download Webex App from ITunes/Play Store
Open App
Enter Meeting Number: 578 628 665
    
Join from Computer
www.tinyurl.com/arfbwebex
Enter name and email
Click Join
Say “yes” or “ok” to all pop ups
Click Use “computer audio” for sound

Conference Call
Call: 408-792-6300
Enter Meeting Number: 578 628 665
Attendee ID: #


FALL FORAGE CONFERENCE SET FOR OCTOBER 31
Mark the date – Halloween – October 31 for the annual Forage and Grasslands Conference sponsored by the Arkansas Forage and Grasslands Council.  Where:  Woodlands Heights Baptist Church in Conway. Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  For more information call: 501-671-2350.


HEARING SET FOR PROPOSED BUFFALO RIVER WASTEWATER PERMITS

ADEQ will hold a public meeting and hearing at Yellville Oct. 1, 2013, to discuss and receive comments on the proposed renewal of two wastewater discharge permits for National Park Service (NPS) facilities located on the Buffalo River in Marion County. The event will begin at 6 p.m. at the Yellville-Summit School District Cafeteria, 1124 North Panther Avenue, Yellville, Ark.
 
The comment period for the facilities is being reopened for the duration of the public hearing only, and the comment period will close when the hearing adjourns. Oral and written comments will be accepted at the hearing but written comments are preferred in the interest of accuracy.

For more information, click on the following link: ADEQ - BR National Park Service WWTP Permits Public Hearing.


ANRC SCHEDULES STATE WATER PLAN PUBLIC MEETINGS

The Water Plan Update public meetings are free and attendees will be given opportunities to ask questions and make comments. This is the third round of public meetings.  Information regarding locations, dates and times is listed below:

•    Heber Springs: Oct. 1, 3:00 pm; Community Center, 201 Bobbie Jean Lane.
•    Batesville: Oct. 7, 3:00 pm; Citizens Bank Meeting Room, 285 East College St.
•    Mt. Ida: Oct. 8, 3:00 pm; Civic Center, 145 Wittington St.
•    Fayetteville: Oct. 8, 3:00 pm; UofA, Pauline Whitaker Center, 1335 West Knapp St.
•    Harrison: Oct. 9, 3:00 pm; North Arkansas College, Durand Center, 303 North Main St.
•    Texarkana: Oct. 10, 1:30 pm; Southwest Community Punishment Center, 506 Walnut St.
•    Monticello: Oct. 11, 3:00 pm; UAM, Gibson University Center, Caucus Room

For additional information, visit the water plan website at www.arwaterplan.arkansas.gov or contact the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission at (501) 682-1611.


CASE IH EQUIPMENT DISCOUNTS
Members can receive an incentive discount from $300 to $500 when purchasing qualifying Case IH equipment from participating dealerships.  This discount is stackable, meaning it can be used with other discounts, promotions, rebates or offers that may be provided by Case IH or a Case IH dealership. Complete details at www.fbverify.com/case.

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