Action Alerts

Arkansas Supreme Court Decision Allows for Resumption of Medical Marijuana Program

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 21, the Arkansas Supreme Court cleared the way for Arkansas to resume work in its processes for reviewing and approving applications for medicinal marijuana cultivation and dispensary licenses. Five cultivation licenses have already been awarded, and four of those licensees have plans for their facilities to locate in the Arkansas Delta region. […] Read more...

Trump Administration Proposes Government Reorganization Plan

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 21, the Trump Administration unveiled a plan to reshuffle several agencies within the federal government. The reorganization plan has a stated goal of making the government more efficient, effective, and accountable. The recommendations for reorganization were initiated by an Executive Order signed by President Trump in 2017.Many of the recommended changes would […] Read more...

Plant Board Approves New Regulations for Soil Amendments

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 21, the Arkansas State Plant Board approved new regulations for soil amendments. The new regulations were established to assist the state in managing what is expected to be a growing marketplace in an effort to provide guidance to product makers and to protect purchasers and users. The regulations must be approved by […] Read more...

Plant Board Adopts Regulations for Industrial Hemp

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, June 21, the Arkansas State Plant Board approved regulations that would set forth a new pilot research program allowing for industrial hemp to be grown and processed in Arkansas for commercial purposes. The new regulation stems from a bill approved by the Arkansas General Assembly and signed into law by Governor Hutchinson in […] Read more...

Dr. Rick Roeder Retires from Extension Service

Friday, June 22nd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service announced that Dr. Rick Roeder was retiring from his career as associate director of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station. Roeder retires June 30 after 16 years as associate director of the experiment station, the research arm of the University of Arkansas System […] Read more...
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