Action Alerts

Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Virus is Emerging Threat to Cotton

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts A new plant virus affecting cotton production in the United States is emerging as a significant threat to the cotton industry. The virus, known as Cotton Leafroll Dwarf Syndrome, is transmitted to plants via aphids. The disease is difficult to diagnose, but it carries risk of damage to yields on late planted cotton. Already, 6 […] Read more...

Congressman Crawford Announces Changes to Ag Related Staff

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts First District Congressman Rick Crawford announced changes to his staff that includes those who handle agricultural issues. Ashley Shelton was promoted to Legislative Director where she will continue to handle commodity programs and crop insurance in addition to trade and nutrition. Kathryn King will serve as Legislative Assistant and cover agricultural research and rural development. […] Read more...

Dicamba Litigation Updates

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The National Ag Law Center, an agricultural law resource institute, has published a blog series providing updates in the ongoing legal cases related to dicamba. The blogs cover legal cases against manufacturers of seed and chemicals, and those related to state and federal regulatory activities. The series is ongoing and offers unbiased updates on the […] Read more...

USDA Announces Some Easing on Hemp Rules

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced in late February plans to relax some of the THC compliance testing requirements previously assigned to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). This decision was largely a result of common public comment concerns transmitted during the open comment period regarding the interim final rules governing the U.S. hemp […] Read more...

U.S. and U.K. Look to Quickly Reach Trade Agreement

Monday, March 2nd, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The United States and the United Kingdom both seem to be moving rapidly towards seeking a mutually beneficial bilateral trade deal following the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. On Monday, March 2nd, the U.K. published a new document citing objectives and goals for a trade deal with the United States. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/13244-ag-trade-to-play-key-role-in-us-uk-trade-talks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-02/lighthizer-sees-u-s-u-k-getting-over-chicken-drug-hurdles?sref=q8seIhDd […] Read more...
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