Action Alerts

Bayer Makes Adjustments Post Merger

Friday, December 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information Bayer, the parent company to Bayer Crop Science, which recently acquired Monsanto, recently announced several changes from management. Included in these changes were plans to cut 12,000 jobs and to shed several lines of businesses and brands. More below: https://www.wsj.com/articles/bayer-plans-to-sell-brands-including-coppertone-and-dr-scholl-1543500418?mod=article_inline https://www.wsj.com/articles/bayer-lays-out-plans-in-hopes-of-easing-investor-headaches-1544020346 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-outlook-idUSKBN1O40XP https://www.reuters.com/article/us-bayer-monsanto-jobs/bayers-german-workers-mostly-spared-from-monsanto-related-job-cuts-labor-boss-idUSKBN1O61GD Read more...

Plant Board Approves Draft Regulation on Dicamba with May 20 Cutoff

Friday, December 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, December 6th, the Arkansas State Plant Board approved a proposed rule that would allow for some over the top in crop use of dicamba in the 2019 crop year. The initial draft rule developed by the pesticide committee was amended by the full board to move the cut-off date from June 15th to […] Read more...

UofA Publishes Report on 2018 Economic Injury for Soybean Farms

Friday, December 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information The University of Arkansas System’s Division of Agriculture published a new report outlining estimated economic injury sustained by Arkansas soybean farmers in the 2018 crop year as a result of weather – mostly heavy rains through the harvest season. The report considers the level of damage throughout the 2018 crop year and the new damage […] Read more...

Congress Passes Two Week Spending Bill to Avert Shutdown

Friday, December 7th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information On Thursday, December 6th, both the House and the Senate approved a two-week stopgap spending measure for several government agencies. While Congress has completed work on several fiscal year 2019 appropriations measures they’ve yet to finalize some, including the department of agriculture. The new deadline to complete work is December 21. More below: https://www.axios.com/house-continuing-resolution-government-shutdown-6d565fe9-2a09-49f4-b451-6e340a85735c.html Read more...

State Ag Agencies Express Dicamba Frustrations with EPA

Thursday, December 6th, 2018 | Categories: Action Alerts, Membership Information At a meeting on December 3rd just outside of Washington, D.C., state pesticide regulators expressed concerns and frustrations to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on challenges in enforcing regulations related to dicamba herbicides. Some of the greatest concerns expressed were related to the increased caseloads related to suspected dicamba injury as well as concerns for […] Read more...
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