Action Alerts

Plant Board Advances New Regulations for Herbicides

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 30th, the Arkansas State Plant Board held a quarterly meeting where they considered a variety of business matters including new regulations related to new herbicide technologies.  The new regulations will cover herbicides containing dicamba and 2, 4-D.  The public will have the opportunity to provide comment in the coming weeks and at a […] Read more...

Arkansas NRCS Releases Newsletter

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) released a new quarterly newsletter on September 30th.  The newsletter, which is led by Arkansas Chief Conservationist Mike Sullivan, provides the latest news and information updates from the USDA NRCS state offices in Little Rock. The full newsletter can be viewed below: Arkansas Conservation […] Read more...

Crawford Introduces Ag Disaster Savings Account Legislation

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 28th, Arkansas First District Congressman Rick Crawford introduced legislation known as the FRAME Act, or Farm Risk Abatement and Mitigation Election Act, that would provide preferential tax treatment for farmers who save capital for purposes of covering losses in a times of disaster.  The concept is meant to supplement any additional safety nets that farmers may […] Read more...

House Advances Water Resources Bill

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On September 29th, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a two year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) bill that would authorize new water infrastructure projects throughout the U.S. and authorize funding for important flood control and navigation systems that help transport agricultural products. The legislation also included provisions to provide funding to help Flint, Michigan, […] Read more...

Congress Approves Spending Bill to Keep Government Open

Friday, September 30th, 2016 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Congress was able to approve a short term spending bill prior to the close of the 2016 fiscal year that will keep the federal government open until December 9th.  The short term continuing resolution or “CR” will mostly maintain government operations at fiscal year 2016 levels, but there was supplemental funding added to combat the […] Read more...
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