Action Alerts

Tyson Foods Partners with Environmental Defense Fund on Sustainability Effort

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Tyson Foods and the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) announced on January 15th a new sustainability initiative that plans to incorporate 500,000 acres of corn into a land and farm stewardship system that is designed to address greenhouse gas emissions, improve water quality and enhance farmer profitability. This pilot program partnership will also incorporate MyFarms and […] Read more...

USDA Opens Some FSA Offices on Short Term Temporary Basis

Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Wednesday, January 16th, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that some Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices would be open to assist producers amid the ongoing federal government shutdown. According to the announcement, about half of the FSA offices will open Thursday, January 17th, Friday, January 18th, and Tuesday, January 22nd. More […] Read more...

United States and European Union Differ on Agriculture

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The United States and the European Union continue to discuss a common desire for reaching a bi-lateral trade agreement, but the two entities differ in how such an agreement should be structured. A primary difference in whether or not such a free trade agreement should cover agricultural commodities. The U.S. says “absolutely” while the E.U. […] Read more...

Court Dismisses Dicamba Case Against EPA

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On January 10th, a federal court dismissed a lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) related to federal regulations for dicamba. The lawsuit alleged improper procedures by the EPA in the approval of the initial 2 year provisional label which provided for the allowance of certain formulations of dicamba to be used over-the-top of crops […] Read more...

Governor Hutchinson Takes Oath and Begins Second Term as Governor

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, January 15th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson took the oath of office to serve a second term as Arkansas Governor. The Governor provided the General Assembly with a State of the State address in the Capitol where he provided a summary of the current condition of the State of Arkansas and laid out his […] Read more...
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