Action Alerts

National Ag Law Center Provides Webinar on Hemp

Friday, May 3rd, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On April 29th, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture held a webinar on industrial hemp with Harrison Pittman, Director of the National Agricultural Law Center. The webinar covers the latest state and federal legal developments related to industrial hemp, including Arkansas’s new industrial hemp research program and recent laws passed by Congress with […] Read more...

House and Senate Set to Soon Consider New Supplemental Disaster Bills

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. House and U.S. Senate are both developing new supplement spending measures aimed at providing assistance to areas dealing with natural disasters. More below: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/05/02/senate-disaster-aid-1405839 https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/BILLS-116hr2157ih/pdf/BILLS-116hr2157ih.pdf https://rules.house.gov/bill/116/hr-2157?utm_source=Agri-Pulse+Daybreak+2018&utm_campaign=e21e1d1f22-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2019_05_01_12_26_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_96967178cf-e21e1d1f22-48974505 https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12162-washington-week-ahead-china-talks-continue-congress-seeks-disaster-aid-deal Read more...

Secretary Perdue Denies Rumors of New Aid for Farmers

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue shot down rumors that the Trump Administration was developing a new round of trade aid for U.S. farmers as was widely reported by news outlets following statements by Trump economic advisor Larry Kudlow. Perdue stated that the agency did not expect to provide additional assistance and neither […] Read more...

EPA Reaffirms Safety Views on Glyphosate

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Tuesday, April 30th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a statement reaffirming its findings that glyphosate is not a carcinogen and does not pose a health or safety risk if used according to the product’s label. The statement was part of a notice of a plan to review glyphosate and propose additional management […] Read more...

April 26th Rice Update from UofA

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts University of Arkansas System’s division of Agriculture’s Rice Specialist Jarrod Hardke and Economist Scott Stiles provided their 9th Arkansas Rice Update for the 2019 crop year. The report highlighted the issues surrounding the delayed planting of this year’s crop as well as plant health issues related to weather conditions. In addition, the report included a […] Read more...
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