Action Alerts

New Ag Data Coalition Formed to Help Manage Farm Data

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month, it was announced that a new group in agriculture had formed to deal with the issue of “big data.” The Ag Data Coalition says its mission is to “help farmers better control and manage their electronic data and promote innovation and progress in the agricultural marketplace.” The group, which consists of agricultural […] Read more...

EPA Moves Forward with Pesticide Ban

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In recent weeks, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it intended to proceed with its plans to cancel the label for the pesticide flubendiamide, which is marketed under the trade name Belt and utilized on more than 200 crops. Registrants of the chemical have made it known that they will fight the cancellation decision.  […] Read more...

Arkansas Governor Calls for More Rice in Food Aid

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson recently submitted a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack and USAID Administrator Gayle Smith urging that U.S. rice be prioritized for delivery in the procurement process for in-kind commodities used in emergency response and international food aid efforts.  Recently, additional federal funding has been granted by Congress […] Read more...

USDA APHIS Extends Comment Period for Biotech Regulations

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) announced earlier this month that it would allow for an additional 45 days for public comments on its plans to overhaul the agency’s biotechnology regulations and the scope of a planned environmental impact statement.  The comment period will now close April 21st.   […] Read more...

Governor Introduces New Budget to Legislature

Monday, March 14th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Earlier this month Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson set the stage for the upcoming fiscal session of the 90th Arkansas General Assembly with the introduction of an update to his state budget.  Along with the introduction of the budget, the Arkansas General Assembly began the process of reviewing the proposal through budget committee hearings. Under the […] Read more...
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