Action Alerts

AgLaunch Announces $100,000 Row-Crop AgTech Challenge

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information News Release: AGLAUNCH ANNOUNCES THE INNOVA $100,000 ROW CROP CHALLENGE SEPTEMBER 19, 2018 MEMPHIS, Tenn. (September 20, 2018) – AgLaunch Initiative, a farm-centric agricultural innovation organization, announced today the Innova $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch as part of their expanded partnership with Farm Journal Media to be held at the 2018 Farm Journal […] Read more...

Secretary Perdue Offers Thoughts on Trade

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a recent interview with Agri-Pulse, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue offered his thoughts on the ongoing trade disputes. His conversation described the ongoing trade mitigation assistance, outlooks on trade disputes with China and NAFTA nations, as well as the farm bill. In his conversation, Perdue noted that farmers should not expect […] Read more...

Mississippi State Receives USAID Grant for Fish Innovation Lab

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Mississippi State University (MSU) was recently awarded a new $15 million U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) grant to lead an initiative that continues efforts to reduce poverty and improve health outcomes for global populations dependent on aquaculture-led economies. The funding, which will cover 5 years of operation will create the Feed the Future Innovation […] Read more...

UofA Bumpers School Merges Entomology and Plant Pathology Departments

Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information North to Serve as Interim Head of Combined Entomology, Plant Pathology Departments Sep. 18, 2018 Professor Ken Korth has been named interim head of the combined departments of entomology and plant pathology. Photo by Fred Miller Professor Ken Korth has been named interim head of the combined departments of entomology and plant pathology. FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. […] Read more...

Several States Urge EPA to Avoid Cut-off Date on Dicamba

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Twenty state departments of agriculture representing an estimated 72% of soybean acres and 74% of cotton acres submitted a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the agency to not include a mandatory stop use date for dicamba when it releases its makes its determination for the registration licenses for […] Read more...
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