Action Alerts

Crittenden County, West Memphis, and Marion Work Together on Super Site

Monday, July 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A cooperative agreement has been reached between Crittenden County and the cities of Marion and West Memphis to jointly work together to develop and market an economic development project in Marion, Arkansas, just off Interstate 40 near Memphis, Tennessee. The local community plans to have the 1,800 acre mega-project site primed and in a shovel […] Read more...

Governor Announces Appointments for Agricultural Boards

Monday, July 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, July 30th, Governor Hutchinson announced appointments to various boards and commissions, including several commodity research and promotion boards. Among the appointments are those serving as representatives of the Ag Council of Arkansas. The positions are two year terms. Bryan Moery will serve as the Ag Council representative on the Rice Research and Promotion […] Read more...

Butch Calhoun Named to Lead Arkansas State Plant Board

Friday, July 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, July 27, the Arkansas State Plant Board unanimously voted to select former Secretary of Agriculture, Butch Calhoun, to serve as the new Director of the Agency following the announced retirement of former Plant Board Director, Terry Walker. Following the appointment, the Governor indicated his approval of the appointment in a press release (below). […] Read more...

Trump Says European Union to Import More Soybeans

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 25th, following a meeting between President Donald Trump and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the White House, President Trump announced that the U.S. and European Union (EU) reached agreement to resolve their current trade differences and that the EU would also agree to import more U.S. soybeans as part of the agreement. More […] Read more...

APHIS Approves New GE Cotton Variety

Wednesday, July 25th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal Plant Health and Inspection Service (APHIS) announced the deregulation of Bayer CropScience’s cotton variety genetically (GE) engineered for resistance to the herbicides glyphosate and p-hydroxyphenylpyruvate dioxygenase (HPPD)-Inhibitors such as isoxaflutole. APHIS determined that “this variety of GE cotton is unlikely to pose a plant pest risk […] Read more...
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