Action Alerts

Ag Council Annual Meeting Set for December 14-15

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information, Upcoming Events The Ag Council of Arkansas will hold its Annual Board of Directors Meeting December 14th and 15th in Little Rock, Arkansas.  The meeting will take place at the Capital Hotel. The event schedule and corresponding agendas are listed below. All meetings will take place on the second floor of the hotel. Friday’s general session will […] Read more...

Organic Imports May Not Live Up to Labels

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A recent USDA Inspector General (IG) audit report published Monday, September 18th, indicates ever increasing food products imported and marketed as organic may not actually meet U.S. government standards to be marketed and sold as such. The IG’s review said that the department’s Agricultural Marketing Service, which oversees organic standards, couldn’t prove that incoming cargoes […] Read more...

Bayer Seeks More Time for Monsanto Deal

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Bayer announced on Tuesday, September 19th, that it now intended to complete its $66 billion purchase of Monsanto in first quarter of 2018, which is later than previously expected (end of 2017). Also, as this deal continues to progress, speculation grows for which companies will seek to pick up assets divested through the combination of Bayer […] Read more...

Plant Board Sets Proposed Rules for Dicamba in 2018

Friday, September 22nd, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, September 21, the Arkansas State Plant Board held a quarterly meeting where they considered many items including new regulations related to dicamba herbicide for the 2018 crop year.  The board unanimously approved proposed regulations that would prohibit the use of dicamba herbicides in crops from April 16th through October 31st.  The proposed rules […] Read more...

Ag Funder Mid-Year Report

Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Ag Funder, an online investment platform for AgriFood technologies released its mid-year investing report for 2017 on September 20.  Their report offers insight into ag tech start ups and the investment dollars flowing into these new companies. Ag Funder was established in 2013. More below: https://research.agfunder.com/2017/AgFunder-Agrifood-Tech-Investing-Report-Midyear-2017.pdf   Read more...
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