Action Alerts

School Groundskeeper Awarded $289.2 in Cancer Claim Against Monsanto’s RoundUp

Monday, August 13th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Friday, August 10, a jury in California reached a decision to award a former school groundskeeper and pesticide applicator with cancer $289.2 million in compensatory and punitive damages against Monsanto. The plaintiff claimed that Monsanto failed to warn him of the dangers posed by his use of the glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, despite widespread scientific […] Read more...

Governor Proclaims August as Catfish Month

Friday, August 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information ARKANSAS AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8/10/2018 Contact: Adriane Barnes, (501) 516-6255, adriane.barnes@agriculture.arkansas.gov See this release online. Governor Hutchinson Declares August Arkansas Catfish Month LITTLE ROCK, AR – Governor Hutchinson was joined by Arkansas catfish farmers, and leaders and educators in the Arkansas aquaculture and catfish industries yesterday at the State Capitol for presentation of […] Read more...

Governor Tours Arkansas Agriculture

Friday, August 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 10, 2018 Governor Hutchinson’s Weekly Address Listening to AR Farmers Governor Hutchinson’s weekly radio address can be found in MP3 format and downloaded HERE. LITTLE ROCK – I’m fresh off a two-day road trip through southwest Arkansas. This is the second year for my Ag Tour, which allows me to pull […] Read more...

Court Orders EPA to Ban Clorpyrifos

Friday, August 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, August 9, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals directed the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to revoke all registrations for the widely used insecticide chlorpyrifos. Under the order, the EPA is said to have 60 days to complete the revocation. The split decision by the court will likely be appealed by registrants and others […] Read more...

USDA Announces Plans to Move ERS and NAFI Out of D.C.

Friday, August 10th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, August 9th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced new plans to move the agencies Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) and the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to locations not in Washington, D.C. The announcement is the latest in a series of agency reforms announced and planned by Secretary Sonny Perdue and […] Read more...
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