Action Alerts

USA Rice Meets with Secretary Perdue

Thursday, May 18th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue met with a delegation from USA Rice recently in a wide-ranging discussion of industry priorities including trade, flooding in the mid-south, the upcoming Farm Bill, labor shortages in California, food aid, and the importance of rice research programs. More below: http://www.stuttgartdailyleader.com/news/20170517/secretary-perdue-talks-trade-farm-bill-with-usa-rice http://www.deltafarmpress.com/rice/rice-corn-leaders-stress-importance-exports-agricultural-sector   Read more...

Plant Board Sends Draft Regulations for New Penalties to Governor

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas State Plant Board on Wednesday voted to send to the governor new draft regulations that would provide for significant increases to civil penalties for egregious violations of herbicide technologies that cause significant off-target crop damage.  The regulations are required by a law passed by the Arkansas General Assembly (Act 778). The draft regulation […] Read more...

Flood Damage Estimates Increase Sharply

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, In The News, Membership Information As floodwater from late April’s inundation spread southward through Arkansas, its destructive reach expanded to 977,800 acres of farmland and the dollar value of its damage has grown so far to about $175 million, according to an updated estimate released Tuesday by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The $175 million is a […] Read more...

USDA Provides New Q & A on Insurance Replant Requirements

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On May 15th, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) created a frequently asked question (FAQ) document outlining issues related to replanting and final planting date requirements that should provide some benefit to Arkansas producers concerned with their existing crop insurance requirements as they relate to this year’s floods. A formal […] Read more...

House Ag Committee Holds Hearing on Rural Economy

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Wednesday, May 17th, the U.S. House of Representatives held a House Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of the rural economy. The hearing featured U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue. The hearing addressed a wide array of issues including commodity and insurance programs, conservation programs, rural development initiatives, trade and plans to […] Read more...
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