Action Alerts

Plant Board to Hold Special Meeting on Dicamba Petition

Monday, October 16th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 19th, the Arkansas State Plant Board will hold a special called meeting to consider a petition from Arkansas farmers seeking the use of dicamba beyond the April 15th deadline currently under consideration in a proposed rule for the 2018 crop year.  There will be a hearing to consider the proposed rule November 8th […] Read more...

BASF to Purchase Bayer’s Liberty Crop Technology

Friday, October 13th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On October 13th, Bayer Crop Science announced that it signed an agreement to sell selected crop science businesses to BASF as an important divestiture through it’s planned merger with Monsanto. The sale includes Bayer’s non-selective herbicides business, including Liberty®, Basta®, and Finale® brands, and selected seed businesses, including cotton, canola, and soybeans, as well as […] Read more...

NAFTA Talks Enter Round 4 of Discussion

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A new round of discussions surrounding the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began this week between representatives of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada, in Arlington, Virginia, marking the 4th of such discussion rounds. The discussions overlapped with a state visit from Canada’s Prime Minister.  Business and farm groups from the U.S. […] Read more...

University of Arkansas Offering Service to Test Seed for Dicamba Injury

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is offering a service to screen non-dicamba tolerant soybeans being grown for seed production that might have been exposed to dicamba.  The service fee per 1,000 soybean sample is $100. Growers who wish to have their seed tested will need to download and fill out a form […] Read more...

Bill Introduced in Congress to Address Phony Organic Imports

Thursday, October 12th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A bipartisan bill called the Organic Farmer and Consumer Protection Act was introduced in Congress in response to recent discoveries that many imported agricultural products labeled as organic were not found to actually be organic by U.S. standards.  The influx in so-called organic products has harmed organic and non-organic producers in the United States. This […] Read more...
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