Action Alerts

Plant Board Announces Upcoming Meetings for Dicamba Rulemaking

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Agriculture Department FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/7/2018 Contact: Bob Midles, (501) 219-6377, or bob.midles@agriculture.arkansas.gov See this release online   State Plant Board’s Pesticide Committee to Meet on November 26   LITTLE ROCK, AR –  The Arkansas Agriculture Department’s State Plant Board voted on Monday, Nov. 5 to initiate rulemaking proceedings regarding the use of dicamba  […] Read more...

2018 Election Results

Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Americans across the country went to the polls on Tuesday, November 6th, to participate in the 2018 elections. For Arkansas voters, the ballot featured all state constitutional offices, all U.S. House of Representative district seats, several legislative seats for the Arkansas General Assembly, several ballot initiatives, as well as local elected positions and initiatives. For […] Read more...

Plant Board Votes to Advance Petition Seeking Rule for June 15 Cut-off on Dicamba

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board met Monday, November 5th, to consider a petition (linked below) from growers urging a rule making proceeding for a new rule that would allow for farmers to utilize new formulations of dicamba over the top of crops until June 15th. The petition also called for special permits to allow for […] Read more...

National Weather Service Provides Data on Poor Harvest Weather

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas farmers have struggled throughout the 2018 crop year in dealing with untimely and periods of extremely heavy rains. Rains throughout the harvest period from August through October were particularly challenging. Yield losses, quality losses, and other economic injury caused by the weather have all impacted farmers in Arkansas. Each crop has been affected uniquely. […] Read more...

EPA Sends 2019 Biofuel Proposal to White House for Review

Thursday, November 1st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, October 30th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its proposal for 2019 blending volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to the White House for final review, a filing with the Office of Management and Budget showed on Wednesday. The deadline to issue the finalized rule is Nov. 30. Under the proposal, […] Read more...
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