Action Alerts

EPA Administrator Pruitt Tries to Reassure Support for Renewable Fuels

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt recently completed a tour through parts of the Midwest where he met with agricultural groups and ethanol industry representatives in an effort to offer support for the ethanol industry. Administrator Pruitt and President Trump have come under criticism from farm groups and the ethanol industry for actions taken […] Read more...

EPA to Send New Proposed Rule on WOTUS to OMB

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 15, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced that they have submitted a new proposed regulation defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS) under the Clean Water Act (CWA) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for an inter-agency review. The news was welcomed […] Read more...

Trump Pulls Trigger on Chinese Tariffs

Friday, June 15th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, June 15, President Trump announced that he would follow through on $50 billion in new tariffs against China. The action is expected to draw retaliation from China impacting tariffs on U.S. exports to China, including several agriculture commodities. Several agricultural organizations tried to make a last ditch effort to avoid the tariffs with […] Read more...

Cotton Foundation Seeks Participants for Producer Information Exchange Program

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Cotton Foundation is once again offering an excellent educational and leadership opportunity through the Producer Information Exchange (PIE) Program sponsored by Bayer Crop Science. The 2018 PIE Program will be from August 19th through 24th for Mid-South producers who will travel to Texas to learn about aspects of cotton production in the Southwest region […] Read more...

Arkansas Farmers Reminded to Participate in Voluntary Smoke Management Program

Thursday, June 14th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Department is reminding farmers to call the smoke management hotline number (1-800-830-8015) prior to burning crop residue as part of the voluntary smoke management program. The voluntary program is designed to assist farmers needing to burn crop residue by offering guidance on how to best manage smoke to minimize health and safety risks […] Read more...
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