Action Alerts

Delta Regional Authority Maintains Investments in Entrepreneurial Development

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has awarded Winrock International a $675,785 grant to continue the successful Delta Innovation Fund (I-Fund) program through October 2021. Modeled on the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, the I-Fund is a proof-of-concept business training program designed to assist potential start-up companies emerging from universities and communities across the DRA’s eight-state, 252-county territory, […] Read more...

NEA Peanut Production Meeting February 18th

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service will host a Northeast Arkansas Area Peanut Meeting in Lake City on Tuesday, February 18th. The meeting will address a variety of issues related to peanut production in Arkansas. More below: Read more...

USDA Indicates Openness to Amend Hemp Rules

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts A public comment period on USDA Agriculture Marketing Service’s (AMS) interim rules for industrial hemp closed on January 29th, and the agency received roughly 4,600 comments on the proposed rule. According to Bruce Summer, administrator of the Agriculture Marketing Service, the comments were under review and could lead to some changes for 2020 and even […] Read more...

Perdue Talks Trade with U.S. Trade Representative Lighthizer

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue hosted U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this week to discuss trade issues for the Secretary’s new podcast program known as “The Sonnyside of the Farm.” More below: Read more...

USDA Announces New Insurance for Hemp Producers

Friday, February 7th, 2020 | Categories: Action Alerts According to an announcement from USDA Risk Management Administration (RMA), certain hemp producers will be eligible for multi-peril crop insurance this year, and potentially for Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program. USDA had already made hemp eligible for coverage under whole-farm revenue policies. Hemp producers still won’t be eligible for revenue insurance policies on hemp alone.  Arkansas […] Read more...
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