Action Alerts

August 28th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, August 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 28st, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that crops are progressing quickly and harvest is underway for many. The corn crop is 100 percent dough stage, 96 percent dent, 86 percent mature, and 27 percent […] Read more...

Comments Encouraged for WOTUS Rule

Friday, August 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting public comment regarding the repeal of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule and temporary reinstatement of the previous rule. The EPA has made it known that it intends on writing a new regulation that is less cumbersome and more workable for agriculture. However, they must first rescind […] Read more...

Arkansas Dicamba Task Force Makes Recommendations

Friday, August 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Dicamba Task Force established by Governor Hutchinson, the Arkansas Agriculture Department and the Arkansas State Plant Board concluded its second meeting on August 24th with a final recommendation for the State of Arkansas as it relates to policies for dicamba herbicide for the 2018 crop year. The recommendation from the Task Force, while […] Read more...

Trump Administration Ratchets Up Pressure on China for Trade Violations

Friday, August 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This month the Trump Administration has aggressively ramped up pressure on China as it relates to trade policy. An executive order issued by the President on August 14 instructed the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to investigate China for theft of intellectual property and trade secrets, and other recent actions by the Trade Representative have amped […] Read more...

Ag Groups Press for NAFTA Dialogue Towards Modernization

Friday, August 25th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Several U.S. agricultural groups have pressed upon the Trump administration that the latest negotiations related to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) center upon modernization that will do no harm in disrupting trade agreement components that benefit American agriculture. Representatives from the U.S., Canada and Mexico this month initiated an open dialogue for modernizing […] Read more...
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