Action Alerts

EPA Announces Plan to Conclude Obama WOTUS Rule

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information In late June, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced in an official capacity that they intended to rescind the Obama Administration’s regulations defining Waters of the United States (WOTUS). The action will come in the form of an official rule, which will be open to public comment […] Read more...

July 5th Crop Progress and Condition Report

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On July 5th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new Crop Progress and Condition Report for Arkansas. The report shows that every acre for the 2017 crop year is planted.  The corn crop is 90 percent silked, 38 percent dough stage, and 5 percent dent. The rice crop is 100 […] Read more...

USDA Rice and Grains Stocks Report

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On June 30th, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new report estimating available stocks of rice and other grains in Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas rough rice stocks in all positions on June 1, 2017, totaled 38.5 million hundredweight (cwt), up 6 percent compared to June 1, 2016. […] Read more...

Planted Acreage Estimates for Arkansas

Thursday, July 6th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) released a new report on June 30th outlining planting acreage estimates for Arkansas.  According to the report, Arkansas increased acreage for cotton and soybeans while cutting planted acres of corn and rice.  The most significant move was a 24 percent reduction in rice acres. […] Read more...

Legislature Gets Into Weeds on Proposed Emergency Rule on Dicamba

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas General Assembly’s Legislative Council is currently reviewing a proposed emergency rule from the Arkansas State Plant Board to stop the sale and use of dicamba herbicide in Arkansas, and at a hearing Wednesday, July 5th, the Legislative Council approved a motion to require additional review and input from the House and Senate Agriculture […] Read more...
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