Action Alerts

Plant Board Denies Grower Petition for New Rule on Dicamba

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board on October 19th denied a petition from a group of Arkansas farmers seeking an alternative rule that would provide a May 25th cut-off date for dicamba with additional restrictions on use, including a 1 mile buffer from susceptible crops, special application permits, and minimum liability insurance coverage for applicators using […] Read more...

Some Insurance Providers Skirting Liability on Dicamba Claims

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In recent weeks, it’s become evident that some liability insurance providers will deny certain claims from applicators seeking payments for off-target damage that’s resulted from their application of new dicamba formulations.  Most notable was Nationwide Insurance, which has recently denied some claims where their insured inadvertently injured susceptible neighboring crops with dicamba.  Nationwide representatives have […] Read more...

Monsanto Files Lawsuit Against Arkansas State Plant Board

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, October 20th, Monsanto filed a lawsuit in Arkansas against the Arkansas State Plant Board as it relates to recent regulatory actions taken by the state agency establishing rules for  herbicides containing dicamba.  The suit claims that the Plant Board violated state and federal laws in setting regulations limiting the sale and use of […] Read more...

EPA Establishes New Guidelines for Dicamba Use in 2018

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has reached an agreement with Monsanto, BASF and DuPont to implement new measures for the 2018 crop year to further minimize the potential for off-target damage to crops from the use of new dicamba formulations used to control weeds in genetically modified cotton and soybeans. When the EPA registered these dicamba […] Read more...

PSC to Make Decision on Net Metering that Could Impact Solar Projects in Agriculture

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) is scheduled to hold a public hearing November 30th to determine appropriate rates, terms, and conditions for net metering contracts between utility customers who provide electricity to the grid.  The future rules could impact the ongoing growth and interest from agriculture businesses and farms looking to invest in solar […] Read more...
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