Action Alerts

AgLaunch to Hold Second AgTech Start Up Station at Farm and Gin Show

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Mid-South Farm and Gin Show will feature for a second consecutive year a competition among prospective AgTech start-ups in a product pitch setup. The presenting companies will receive feedback from industry and venture capital experts, and winners will be offered additional assistance from AgLaunch resources. The pitch event is open to the public. More […] Read more...

Judge Dismisses Monsanto Suit Against Arkansas State Plant Board

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, February 16th, Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge Chris Piazza dismissed Monsanto’s lawsuit against the Arkansas State Plant Board related to regulations on dicamba herbicide. In his decision to dismiss the suit, the judge cited a recent Arkansas Supreme Court decision on sovereign immunity, which under Arkansas’s constitution grants legal protections for the State […] Read more...

Agri-Pulse Dives Into Ag Research in Genetics and More

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Agri-Pulse published an in-depth article on February 20th highlighting public and private research bodies leading in the development of commercial breakthrough technologies in plant and animal genetic science for agricultural purposes. Public and private resources have long combined in research and development partnerships, and that system continues with the addition of additional private venture capital […] Read more...

Senators Push for U.S. to Re-engage in TPP Trade Agreement

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On February 20th, twenty-six Republican senators delivered a letter to President Trump, urging him to re-engage in the multi-lateral Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement. Trump previously withdrew the United States from the trade deal, but has recently indicated a willingness to take a second look at the agreement and seek out ways to discover […] Read more...

U.S. Market Promotion Programs Prove Value but Lag Competitors

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information New studies from the U.S. Grains Council and Informa Economics related to export promotion show two things. First, that the spending of the U.S. government under the Foreign Market Development (FMD) Program and Market Access Program (MAP) helps expand export market opportunity and overall exports, and thus adding significant economic return (roughly 20:1 return on […] Read more...
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