Action Alerts

Wheat Genome Fully Mapped

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In a major breakthrough in science and crop genetics, scientists with Kansas State University and the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium announced that they’d fully cracked the complete genome of bread wheat. The discovery took 13 years of work among over 200 scientists, 73 research institutions from 20 nations at a cost of more than […] Read more...

EPA Decision on Dicamba Looms

Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to soon make a decision on its provisional label for dicamba herbicides available for in crop use on dicamba tolerant crops. Three formulations (Engenia, Extendimax, and Fexapan) were granted provisional labels for two years, and the labels were amended after the first year due to concerns related to […] Read more...

August 20 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, August 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 20, the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report. The report provided an update on the latest state of the 2018 crops in Arkansas. According to the report, corn is 100 percent dough, 97 percent dent and 77 percent mature, cotton is 14 percent open […] Read more...

Fish & Wildlife Service Estimates Decline in Duck Populations

Monday, August 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 20th, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) released its annual report on 2018 Trends in Duck Breeding Populations, which is based on surveys conducted in May and early June by FWS and Canadian Wildlife Service. According to the report, overall duck numbers are projected to be down 13 percent from 2017’s […] Read more...

Court Decision Throws WOTUS Regulations Into More Uncertainty

Friday, August 17th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A court decision Thursday, August 16th, brought about a great deal of uncertainty to the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) regulations. The ruling by a federal district court judge in South Carolina declared that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) violated the Administrative Procedure Act (APA) when it rolled back the WOTUS regulations established by […] Read more...
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