Action Alerts

Arkansas Senate Sets Committee Assignments

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly completed its committee assignments for the upcoming legislative session when the Senate made its selections on November 16th.  The House made its selections the week before.  Senator Ron Caldwell (R-Wynne) will remain as Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. The 91st General Assembly will begin its legislative session in early January. […] Read more...

Plant Board Approves Final Rules for Dicamba

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board held its final public hearing on the proposed regulations for Dicamba for the 2017 crop year on Monday, November 21st. Following the public comments, the Plant Board members approved the rules as proposed. Those proposed rules will now go before the legislature and governor for their review. These new state rules […] Read more...

Second Arkansas Legislator Switches Party Affiliation Post Election

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Tuesday, November 22, State Representative David Hillman became the second representative to change party affiliation from Democrat to Republican since the November 8th election. Hillman, a farmer from Almyra, Arkansas, was elected to his third term earlier this month. His political party switch followed a previous post election switch by Representative Jeff Wardlaw of […] Read more...

Arkansans Approve Medical Marijuana

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 8th, Arkansans approved a ballot measure to legalize medical marijuana. The Arkansas General Assembly will now be tasked with setting forth the rules for which to implement the newly legalized market. That includes approving approving dispensaries and cultivators, as well as establishing rules for the marketplace for both the end users as well […] Read more...

USDA Awards Market Development Grants for Ag Trade

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 15th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it had awarded fiscal year 2017 grants to help U.S. agriculture reach foreign markets. The funds were delivered to various agricultural related groups through the Market Access Program (MAP) and the Foreign Market Development Program (FMD). These funds are designed to assist commodity groups […] Read more...
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