Action Alerts

New Task Force to Assist Plant Board on Dicamba Regulations

Monday, August 14th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new task force established by Governor Hutchinson in partnership with the Arkansas Agriculture Department and the State Plant Board will hold its first meeting this week as it seeks to find a consensus recommendation to offer the Plant Board for regulations relating to the sale and use of dicamba herbicide in 2018. The meeting […] Read more...

Boozman Honors Riceland’s Bill Reed on Senate Floor

Friday, August 11th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Arkansas Senator John Boozman recently offered a rare tribute for Riceland Food’s Bill Reed who recently retired from the company following 34 years of service to Riceland and the rice industry. His responsibilities for the company included public and government affairs as well as initiatives in sustainability. Reed intends to focus much of his time […] Read more...

Lauren Ward Named Executive Director of Arkansas Rice Federation

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Rice Federation on August 9th announced that Lauren Waldrip Ward would serve the organization as its new executive director.  The organization, which includes all segments of the Arkansas rice industry, was previously managed by Ben Noble and his company Noble Strategies where Ward worked.  Since 2015, as an employee of Noble Strategies, Ward […] Read more...

Rick Cartwright Officially Selected to Head Extension Service

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Rick Cartwright was officially named director for the University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service. He had been serving as interim associate vice president for agriculture-extension since the departure of former director Tony Windham who retired last August.  The new title took effect August 1.  The cooperative extension service provides many services […] Read more...

August WASDE Bearish on Cotton

Thursday, August 10th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On August 10, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released an updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report.  The report, which estimates supply and demand for each major commodity offered particularly bearish information related to cotton, while maintaining little changes for most other major commodities.  For cotton, increased estimates and stocks along with […] Read more...
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