Action Alerts

Chemical Prices Expected to Increase with Tariffs

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The effects of trade disputes have harmed farmers as the price for several commodities dependent on export markets have declined in recent months, but farmers are expected to get hit on the input side as well due to import tariffs according to recent reports from Crop Life magazine. More below: https://www.croplife.com/crop-inputs/herbicides-in-2019-price-tag-shocks-dicamba-3-0/ Read more...

Ag Council Executive Previews Policy Priorities Post Election

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Following the November 6th elections, Delta Farm Press interviewed Ag Council of Arkansas Executive Vice President Andrew Grobmyer to get the Ag Council perspective on what the election results might mean for Arkansas agriculture. The interview covered state and federal issues and priorities for the Ag Council of Arkansas in the coming weeks and months. […] Read more...

AgLaunch to Showcase Startups at AgTech Expo

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Memphis based AgLaunch to host AgTech challenge for $100,000 in funding at the upcoming Farm Journal Media’s AgTech Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana, December 3-5. AgLaunch will feature four companies in the challenge with one of the four being Smart Farm Systems, an irrigation automation and control system, which is a company that has been developing […] Read more...

EPA Releases Plans for Renewable Fuels Standard

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, November 30th, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposed rule for renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) for 2019. The EPA plans for 4.92 billion gallons of advanced biofuels and 15 billion gallons of conventional corn ethanol. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/11694-biofuel-groups-appreciate-gallon-boost-but-decry-missed-opportunity-in-rvo-rollout http://www.biodieselmagazine.com/articles/2516522/biodiesel-industry-provides-mixed-reactions-to-rfs-final-rule Read more...

Delta Queen Riverboat Cleared to Operate with Legislation

Friday, November 30th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Delta Queen riverboat will soon be able to operate as a passenger cruise vessel with the passage of legislation in Congress. The historic riverboat will soon undergo an extensive renovation before embarking on new voyages on the Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Cumberland, Kanawha and Arkansas rivers in 2020. More below: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/house-approval-means-delta-queen-closer-to-cruising-again/2018/11/28/53b0cb08-f336-11e8-99c2-cfca6fcf610c_story.html https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/nov/28/safety-laws-exemption-a-delta-queen-lif/?latest Read more...
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