Action Alerts

Memphis Group Announces Funds for Ag Related Start Ups

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 16th, it was announced that a Memphis, TN, group has launched a new small business and entrepreneurship challenge known as the AgLaunch Accelerator led by Memphis Bioworks that will host a competition for seed investment money and additional start up resources for new businesses or ideas to become businesses. The AgLaunch Accelerator will […] Read more...

Research Underway to Utilize Rice to Fight Cancers

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas is in the process of conducting further research into cancer fighting properties of rice. According to reports from the University of Arkansas, Rice bran, a byproduct of rice milling, contains certain organic substances that have potent anti-cancer capabilities. The substances are bio-active peptides that can be utilized through patented processes to […] Read more...

House and Senate Consider Zika Legislation

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information It’s been a busy few days in Washington, D.C., as Congress seeks to advance legislation related to combating the mosquito born virus known as Zika. The Zika virus, which is delivered by certain species of mosquitoes with a presence throughout much of the U.S., can infect anyone. However, the greatest concern lies with pregnant women, […] Read more...

National Academies of Science Say GMOs No Harm to Health

Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, May 17th, the National Academies of Science (NAS) released a 388 page report that represented the results of a two year study on genetically modified organisms in crop production. The document confirmed what most in agriculture already understood to be true, and that is that genetically engineered crops are safe for humans to […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Crop Updates

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service has several updates for farmers on their Arkansas crops blog.  These include market updates, verification study updates, and recommendations for farmers in the current crop year. To read the latest posts, click the link below: http://www.arkansas-crops.com/ Read more...
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