Action Alerts

Plant Board Process for 2020 Dicamba Rules Underway

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board pesticide committee met Friday, August 23rd, to begin the discussion of Arkansas’s dicamba policy for the upcoming 2020 crop year. The committee did not make any determination on what a new rules should include, but they did broadly discuss the rulemaking process and review current and past rules for dicamba […] Read more...

Farm Bill Payment Calculator Available from University of Illinois

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts A new farm bill payment calculator developed by the University of Illinois is now available to provide farmers with estimated ARC-CO and PLC payments for the 2019 through 2023 crop years. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is expected to soon release the full regulations and announce program sign-ups.  According to the University of Illinois, the […] Read more...

Arkansas Levee Task Force Considering Plans and Strategies to Shore Up Systems

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Arkansas Levee Task Force, which was established by Governor Asa Hutchinson following the 2019 floods, is considering various policy changes to help shore up levee systems. A recent meeting included concepts of creating river system oversight boards or consolidation of various levee boards to ensure levee districts are active and operating in an appropriate […] Read more...

USDA’s 2019 Cotton Varieties Planted Report

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On August 16th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agriculture Marketing Service (AMS) released its 2019 Cotton Varieties Planted Report. The report estimates market share for each variety of cotton planted in the United States. More below: https://downloads.usda.library.cornell.edu/usda-esmis/files/n870zq82k/tt44q055n/nz806b48p/cnavar.pdf https://www.cottongrower.com/crop-inputs/seed-traits/deltapine-again-tops-cotton-varieties-planted-in-2019/ Read more...

G7 Summit Concludes with Little Drama

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Over the weekend, President Trump joined leaders of Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Japan, and Canada, in Paris, France, for the G7 Summit. The summit offered an opportunity for world leaders to communicate jointly and develop unified policies towards world matters. President Trump left the meeting lavishing praise for the other participants and expressing […] Read more...
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