Action Alerts

EU Moves to Completely Ban Neonic Pesticides

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The European Union (EU) recently decided to fully ban the use of insecticides known as neonicotinoids citing concern for pollinators. The ban applies to all outdoor use and covers the use of three active substances – imidacloprid developed by Bayer CropScience, clothianidin developed by Takeda Chemical Industries and Bayer CropScience as well as Syngenta’s thiamethoxam. The use […] Read more...

Monsanto Donates Equipment to UofA for Ag Research

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Monsanto donated two pieces of research farm equipment to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture soybean breeding program in April. The equipment includes  a research planter and bundle thresher. The used seed planter and bundle thresher, retired from Monsanto’s fleet of research farm machinery, will upgrade the Arkansas soybean breeding program’s research capabilities, said […] Read more...

NAFTA Talks Reportedly Close to Reaching Conclusion

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Discussions between the U.S., Mexico and Canada are reportedly nearing a conclusion as the three nations seek to provide an updated multi-lateral trade agreement that is commonly referred to as NAFTA 2.0.  The U.S. hosted the most recent series of meetings in late April in Washington, D.C.  The trade ministers for the three nations are […] Read more...

Arkansas Crops Blog Provides Real Time Guidance from Extension Service

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service is providing real time updates on relevant information for growers on their blog Arkansas-Crops. The extension service staff post information regularly for each commodities to address issues and challenges facing farmers throughout the growing season. They also post updates on their twitter account @ARCrops https://twitter.com/ARCrops […] Read more...

April 30 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, April 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, 80 percent of corn was planted with 54 percent emerged, 2 percent of cotton was planted, 1 percent of peanuts were planted, 60 percent of rice […] Read more...
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