Action Alerts

Farm Bill Negotiations Ongoing

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Reports from Washington are that the principals of the farm bill conference committee continue to seek a deal and negotiations are ongoing. While details of the negotiations are scarce, it appears that the last remaining item to work out is what to do on forestry provisions. More below: https://www.dtnpf.com/agriculture/web/ag/news/world-policy/article/2018/11/27/top-democrat-says-house-gop-white https://www.agri-pulse.com/ext/resources/Podcasts2/Daybreak-Audio/Nov-2018/Daybreak_11272018.mp3 Read more...

Plant Board Pesticide Committee Advances Dicamba Plan for 2019

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board’s pesticide committee on Monday, November 26th, advanced a draft plan to allow for limited use of dicamba herbicide for over the top crop applications through June 15th. The draft regulations will now go before the full Plant Board on December 6th for further consideration. In addition to the action regarding […] Read more...

Arkansas DEQ Denies Permit from C&H Hog Farm

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ) this week denied the new operating permit of C&H Hog Farms near the Buffalo River. The determination was made by the agency and based on information provided and public comments related to compliance with permitting requirements and over concerns regarding water quality impairments. While the decision instructs the […] Read more...

Plant Board Receives Two Other Letters Related to Dicamba Regulations

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board received two new letters or petitions related to the issue of dicamba in advance of its upcoming November 26th pesticide committee meeting, which is expected to be the beginnings of a rule making process. The rule making process is being initiated in accordance to action taken by the Plant Board […] Read more...

Usual Suspects Criticize Trade Assistance for Farmers

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Working Group (EWG) is once again raising a stink with federal assistance for American farmers by criticizing assistance provided by USDA to offset injury caused by ongoing trade disputes. The organization has continuously been critical of farm programs that provide safety net assistance for many years and farm bill cycles, and they use […] Read more...
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