Action Alerts

Governor Makes New Appointments to Arkansas State Plant Board

Friday, April 27th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, April 26th, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the appointment of two new board members to serve on the Arkansas State Plant Board.  Sam Stuckey of Clarkedale was appointed to represent cotton farmers and John Fricke of Planters Cotton Oil Mill in Pine Bluff was appointed to represent the fertilizer and oil mill industries. […] Read more...

Trump Considering Rescission of Funds from 2018 Fiscal Year

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information President Trump is expected to announce in the coming days new plans to withhold spending for fiscal year 2018 programs under its authorities to conduct rescissions to federal spending. The White House has not specified a particular list of items they plan to cut, but most anticipate the suggestions will involve cuts to foreign aid […] Read more...

April 23 Crop Progress Report

Monday, April 23rd, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Monday, April 23rd, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released an updated Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. According to the report, 75 percent of corn was planted with 39 percent emerged, 53 percent of rice was planted with 11 percent emerged, and 9 percent of sorghum was […] Read more...

Arkansas Dicamba Saga Continues in Courts

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The issue of rules and regulations related to dicamba use in the 2018 crop year continue to be a point of contention despite new state regulations being fully approved and put in place by the state. Recent court cases throughout Arkansas have brought about some temporary confusion as various lawsuits have led to the allowance […] Read more...

China Takes Another Trade Shot at U.S. Ag with Sorghum Rule

Friday, April 20th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information This week, China sent another shot at U.S. agriculture by adding a new trade barrier for U.S. sorghum. China announced Tuesday that grains handlers would have to put up a deposit of 178.6 percent of the value of the shipments. It’s being reported that this new policy has had an immediate impact on the trade of […] Read more...
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