Action Alerts

Plant Board Stresses Careful Use of Loyant Herbicide for Rice

Friday, June 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Pesticide Committee of the Arkansas State Plant Board met Thursday, May 31, to review concerns related to off-target crop damage from Dow Agrosciences’ newly introduced herbicide Loyant for rice. Following the meeting the Plant Board released the following press release reminding growers and applicators to use greater caution when applying Loyant herbicide. ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT […] Read more...

Trump Announces Plans to Follow Through on Tariffs

Friday, June 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday May 31st, President Trump announced that he planned to follow through with steel and aluminum tariffs against major trading partners around the world. The action led to negative responses from affected countries who plan on enacting retaliatory tariffs against U.S. exports, many of which include U.S. agricultural commodities. The action by President Trump […] Read more...

Primary Election Outcomes

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 22, Arkansas held its primary elections. The election featured relatively low voter turnout throughout the state, but it sets the stage for the November general elections which will feature all five Arkansas constitutional offices, Congressional mid-terms, and several state and local races. More below: https://talkbusiness.net/category/politics/ http://results.enr.clarityelections.com/AR/74831/Web02-state.200881/#/ Read more...

Farm Bill Could Reemerge in House in June

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information House Republicans approved a rule that would allow for the farm bill to come back up for a vote on the House floor by June 22, and House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is expressing confidence that he has the votes to approve the measure provided the House considers an immigration bill prior to […] Read more...

Grassley Fighting to Further Restrict Farm Program Payments

Thursday, May 24th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Citing a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report commissioned by Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Senator Grassley has once again stated his intent to make sweeping reforms to the farm bill in an effort to tighten eligibility requirements and payment limits for farm programs. This debate in the Senate will likely emerge in the Senate Agriculture Committee […] Read more...
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