Action Alerts

DRA to Promote Opportunity Zone Investments in Arkansas

Friday, December 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The Delta Regional Authority (DRA) announce that it would launch a new effort to promote investments in Opportunity Zones in Arkansas to stimulate economic activity through a new tax incentive for such investments provided by the Jobs and Tax Act of 2017. Opportunity Arkansas, an initiative of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission and Winrock International, […] Read more...

Judge Rules Certain Plant Board Appointments Unconstitutional

Friday, December 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts Pulaski County Circuit Court Judge, Chris Piazza, ruled that certain positions of the Arkansas State Plant Board are unconstitutional. The decision was made while considering a case brought by Monsanto against the Plant Board. The Judge issued a stay on the ruling to allow the Plant Board to continue to operate and to give the […] Read more...

UofA Announces New Hire to Lead Dept. of Ag Economics

Friday, December 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, December 19th, the University of Arkansas announced the hiring of John Anderson, who will join the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture and the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and and Life Sciences as head of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness. He will begin work on Jan. 2, 2020. […] Read more...

EPA Announces Final Decision on RFS Program for 2020

Friday, December 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts On Thursday, December 19th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020, and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2021. The rule, while a modest improvement from 2019, was criticized by many in the renewable fuel industry as being insufficient […] Read more...

U.S. EPA Approves Hemp Pesticides

Friday, December 20th, 2019 | Categories: Action Alerts The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced the approval of the first pesticides for application on industrial hemp fields. According to the announcement, hemp growers will be allowed to utilize nine bio pesticides and one conventional pesticide on hemp crops. More below: https://www.agri-pulse.com/articles/12979-epa-approves-hemp-pesticides-advances-atrazine-renewal https://www.epa.gov/pesticide-registration/pesticide-products-registered-use-hemp Read more...
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