Action Alerts

PSC to Make Decision on Net Metering that Could Impact Solar Projects in Agriculture

Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Public Service Commission (PSC) is scheduled to hold a public hearing November 30th to determine appropriate rates, terms, and conditions for net metering contracts between utility customers who provide electricity to the grid.  The future rules could impact the ongoing growth and interest from agriculture businesses and farms looking to invest in solar […] Read more...

October 16th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 16th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that harvest is complete or almost complete for many Arkansas farmers. The corn crop is 100 percent harvested, rice is 97 percent harvested, soybeans are 73 percent harvested, […] Read more...

100 Bushel Growers Abundant in Arkansas

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture announced that so far 7 growers have achieved 100 bushel soybean yields in the Arkansas Soybean Association’s “Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Challenge.” Growers Matt Miles and Layne Miles, both of Desha County, returned to the winners’ circle with 105.020 and 108.052 bu/ac, respectively. James Elton Ray […] Read more...

USDA Places Freeze on CRP Acres

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced that it will suspend accepting most new offers to enroll land in the Conservation Reserve Program until later in the 2018 fiscal year. Under the farm bill, acres are capped at 24 million acres, and current acreage enrolled amounts to about 23.5 million acres. […] Read more...

EPA Proposes 6 Label Changes for New Dicamba Formulations

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, October 13th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it was proposing 6 changes to its label for newer, less volatile formulations of dicamba from Monsanto, BASF, and Dupont.  The proposed changes are designed to further minimize the potential for injury from off-target movement of the herbicide.  The changes include making it […] Read more...
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