Action Alerts

EPA Announces Renewable Fuels Standard Plans for 2018

Thursday, November 30th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 30th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized its rules to establish required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program for 2018 and the biodiesel for 2019.  The rule was met with criticism from both renewable fuel advocates and petroleum industry advocates, but in large part, it held a commitment […] Read more...

Tax Reform Proposals Could Impact Farm Programs Under PAYGO Laws

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Recent analysis by the University of Illinois of the tax reform legislation under consideration in Congress points out the potential for significant reductions in agricultural related spending programs should the tax reform proposals become law.  Specifically, a new report from the University of Illinois raises concerns that reductions in federal revenues under the tax reform […] Read more...

Ag Department Announces Upcoming Events on Dicamba and Other Plant board Activities

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Agriculture Department announced an update for consideration of new regulations proposed by the Arkansas State Plant Board.  The update included upcoming reviews of the legislature over regulations of dicamba as well as upcoming public hearings to be held by the Arkansas State Plant Board at its quarterly meeting. Ag Dept. Press Release Below: […] Read more...

UofA Extension Grower Meetings Scheduled for 2018

Monday, November 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service announced that it will hold a series of meetings for row crop producers from January through March of 2018 to offer the latest information and recommendations from the extension service.  Agronomists, economists, and other specialists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture […] Read more...

Boozman Sends Warning Letter on NAFTA

Monday, November 27th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On November 20th, U.S. Senator John Boozman (R-AR) led a bipartisan letter to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross asking the administration to conduct a robust economic analysis to evaluate how any changes to the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would affect changes to the nation’s crop and livestock sectors. The letter was delivered as the […] Read more...
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