Action Alerts

NAFTA Concerns Grow Among Ag Interests

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Concerns are growing among commodity organizations and other agricultural industry interest groups over what will happen with the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Canada and Mexico are significant export markets for U.S. agricultural commodities, and a withdrawal or collapse of NAFTA could lead to significant tariffs for exports making U.S. commodities […] Read more...

Farm Bill Development Likely Early in 2018

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information With Congress near the finish line for tax reform, other legislative matters are beginning to have some time and attention, and that includes the farm bill.  It’s expected that the House Agriculture Committee would take the first steps towards developing the next farm bill as early as January or February.  The current farm bill is […] Read more...

Dicamba Issue Maintains State Focus and National Focus

Friday, December 8th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The issue of dicamba continues to be a major topic in Arkansas and across the country.  In Arkansas this week Monsanto urged a court to place a stay on impending regulations from the Arkansas State Plant Board that would establish a prohibition of use of dicamba herbicides over crops from April 16 through October 31. […] Read more...

Dr. Hal Lewis Inducted into Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame

Thursday, December 7th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Dr. Hal Lewis was inducted into the Cotton Research and Promotion Hall of Fame at the joint Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated Board of Directors Meeting on December 5. The program, now in its fourth year, recognizes U.S. cotton industry leaders that have made significant contributions to the Program or to the cotton industry in general.   Dr. Lewis has many […] Read more...

Medical Marijuana Cultivators Soon to be Picked

Monday, December 4th, 2017 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The Arkansas Medical Marijuana Commission recently stated that it will announce on February 27th the highest-scoring bids among those seeking to become the first legal growers of medical marijuana in the state. The five-member commission received 95 applications for the cultivator licenses and can only grant five of such licenses.  The commission received 227 applications for […] Read more...
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