Action Alerts

EPA Reviewing 24(c) Permit Program

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering whether to continue its 24(c) permit program of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), which allows states to seek special local needs related to certain products if they wish to seek additional uses or further restrict uses beyond the federal label. The 24(c) permit program […] Read more...

Trump Administration Places Tighter Restrictions on Cuba

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, April 17th, the Trump Administration announced additional restrictions related to Cuba as part of a larger action that also included Venezuela and Nicaragua. The primary actions of the administration related to Cuba are further limitations on non-family travel to the island, limitations on how much money Cuban-Americans can send to relatives there, and […] Read more...

FDA to Hold Public Hearing on CBD Products

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently announced that it will soon hold a public hearing on May 31st to consider how to approach food and beverage products that contain hemp based cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant that promises to relax the body without altering the mind like tetrahydrocannabinol […] Read more...

Disaster Aid for Hurricane and Flood Victims Uncertain

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information A major supplemental disaster aid bill that is under consideration in Congress to assist farmers and communities harmed by hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters stalled in Congress prior to the Easter recess. For U.S. agriculture, disaster assistance is of utmost importance in areas of the Southeast (hurricanes) and the Midwest (floods). More below: Read more...

Arkansas NRCS Posts Newsletter

Thursday, April 18th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The state offices of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Arkansas recently published an updated newsletter highlighting their work and priorities in the state. That newsletter and more information on signup programs for USDA NRCS programs are listed below. More below: May 10 Signup Deadline for CSP Applications May 31 Application Deadline for CIG […] Read more...
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