Action Alerts

Trump Administration Changes Procedures for Endangered Species Act

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, August 12th, the Trump administration, through the Department of Interior and Department of Commerce, adjusted procedures related to the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The changes relate to the processes for adding or removing species to the threatened or endangered list as well as designating critical habitat. The changes also include how agencies consult […] Read more...

Ritter Communications Announces New Partnership to Grow Business

Tuesday, August 13th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Ritter Communications, a family-owned telecommunications and cloud services company of Jonesboro, Arkansas, announced that it has formed a new strategic partnership with a private equity firm in hopes of growing the company and its services. The new strategic partner is Grain Management, a leading private equity company in the area of global communications. More below: […] Read more...

August 12 Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, August 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, August 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report indicated corn at 30 percent mature, cotton 96 percent setting bolls, rice 73 percent headed, and soybeans 83 percent setting pods. A majority of all major crops are […] Read more...

USDA FSA Releases Crop Acreage Data

Monday, August 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Monday, August 12, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) released a report detailing crop acreage by state. The report also showed nationally that there were an estimated 19.4 million acres of prevent plant reported, which is the most acres ever reported and an increase of 17.49 million acres from 2018. […] Read more...

EPA Overrides California on Glyphosate Labeling

Monday, August 12th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. leading government agency with regulatory oversight of crop protection chemistries, instructed California to not include cancer warning language on products containing glyphosate. California recently made the move to require such label changes in 2017 under “Proposition 65,”  which requires such consumer warning labels on chemicals known to cause […] Read more...
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